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Seahawks Sign QB Austin Davis Over Colin Kaepernick

On Monday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they’ve signed QB Austin Davis to a contract and placed QB Jake Heaps on waivers.

Both Davis and Colin Kaepernick visited with the Seahawks a few weeks ago, but it appears as though Seattle preferred to go with Davis.

Davis, 27, originally signed on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss back in 2012. He lasted just over a year with the Rams before signing on to the Dolphins’ practice squad at the start of the 2013 season.

Davis returned to the Rams a few months later but was cut loose at the start of last year and eventually signed by the Browns. Unfortunately, Cleveland waived him coming out of the preseason before the Broncos added him to their active roster at the start of the season.

Denver elected to move on from Davis in December after they needed a roster spot.

In 2015, Davis appeared in three games for the Browns and threw for 547 yards while completing 59.6 percent of his passes to go along with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Heaps, 25, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in May of 2015. However, he was placed on waivers as they were coming out of the preseason.

The Seahawks signed him to a contract shortly after last year’s NFL draft, but cut him loose during the preseason. Heaps had a short stint on the Seahawks’ practice squad last year before returning to the team a month ago.

Heaps has yet to appear in an NFL game.