• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Report: Browns ink QB Austin Davis two-year, $4.17M extension

    Quarterback Austin Davis has signed a two-year, $4.17 million contract extension with the Browns through 2017, ESPN's Field Yates reports.Davis, who currently fills in as a reserve quarterback behind Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel, saw time as a starter for the Rams during the 2014 season before a slew of turnovers forced him into a backup role. Given the injury history of McCown and Manziel, it wouldn't be surprising to see Davis take the field for the Browns at some point before his new contract expires following the 2017 season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    QB Austin Davis set to serve as backup Sunday for Browns

    Former Rams quarterback Austin Davis will fill the backup role Sunday for the Browns behind emergency starter Johnny Manziel, per Scott Petrak of the Medina Gazette. Josh McCown (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2, so Davis, who signed less than two weeks ago, will be elevated to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Manziel. Davis should not be a fantasy consideration, but given Manziel's injury history, it wouldn't be a shock if Davis ends up on the field at some point Sunday.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Browns sign QB Austin Davis; place CB Charles Gaines on IR

    The Browns signed quarterback Austin Davis and placed cornerback Charles Gaines on injured reserve on Monday, per Ohio.com. Davis was cut by the Rams earlier this week. Gaines will be eligible to return to practice in Week 6 and play in Week 8.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Rams waive backup QB Austin Davis

    The Rams made their roster cuts Saturday and one of the casualties was backup quarterback Austin Davis, per the team's official release. Davis got a chance to start last season, throwing for 2,001 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions after Sam Bradford was hurt in the preseason, but he would be benched in favor of Shaun Hill down the stretch.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Report: Rams QB Austin Davis signs RFA tender, set to return in 2015

    Rams quarterback Austin Davis agreed to sign his restricted free agent tender and will be back in St. Louis in 2015, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Davis got his first chance to start in the league in 2014, starting 10 games for St. Louis. He threw for 2,001 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions after starter Sam Bradford went down in the preseason.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rams reverse course, bench Austin Davis for Shaun Hill

    Rams coach Jeff Fisher, who on Monday said he was sticking with Austin Davis at quarterback, changed his mind and will start Shaun Hill against the Broncos, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Davis committed turnovers on three straight fourth-quarter possessions in the Week 10 loss at Arizona, and he's thrown four pick-sixes in eight starts. Hill completed 8 of 13 passes for 81 yards with an interception in the season opener before injuring his thigh and getting replaced by Davis. Fisher said he decided to "go with experience" with Hill, a 10-year vet, and told the team at a meeting Wednesday morning, the report said.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Rams sticking with QB Austin Davis

    Rams coach Jeff Fisher said quarterback Austin Davis will start Week 11 against the Broncos despite committing turnovers on three consecutive fourth-quarter possessions Sunday, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The last two were returned for touchdowns. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson intercepted Davis and scored from 30 yards out, then corner Antonio Cromartie picked up Davis' fumble and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown. Davis has accounted for 12 touchdowns and 12 turnovers this season. Shaun Hill will continue to be his backup.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Rams QB Austin Davis throws one touchdown Week 10

    Rams quarterback Austin Davis managed one touchdown Week 10 against the Cardinals. Davis completed 17 of 30 passes for 216 yards and a score during the contest. He was constantly under pressure, tossing two interceptions, losing a fumble and getting sacked six times. Davis really melted down in the fourth quarter. He threw both picks while attempting to lead a comeback. The second pick was returned for a touchdown by Patrick Peterson. Davis will take on the Broncos Week 11.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rams QB Austin Davis held to 105 pass yards in Week 9 win

    Rams quarterback Austin Davis completed 13 of his 24 pass attempts for just 105 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday, adding nine rushing yards on two carries in his team's 13-10 road win over the 49ers in Week 9. Davis couldn't get anything going through the air, with his only completed pass of more than 20 yards going to Kenny Britt on a 21-yard touchdown where the quarterback completed a short pass and watched Britt run into the end zone from more than 15 yards out. Davis hasn't topped 160 passing yards in any of his last three games, yet the Rams have managed to go 2-1 during that stretch. He'll face another tough test in Week 10 when the Rams head to Arizona to face the division-leading Cardinals.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Austin Davis shows his true colors

    Remember when Rams quarterback Austin Davis was looking like a sneaky pickup in Fantasy? With back-to-back sub-200 yard games, he's back to performing like a backup thrust into a starting role, as I mentioned in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog. Oh, and now he's without his best wide receiver, Brian Quick, for the season. It's really quite sad. Granted, he hasn't had the most favorable matchups to work with the last few weeks. The decline actually began against the 49ers in Week 6, but then, they're the eighth-best team against the pass. The Seahawks, regardless of where they rank, are still the Seahawks, and the Chiefs, Davis' Week 8 opponent, are actually No. 1 against the pass. But clearly, you're scraping the bottom of the barrel if you turn to Davis in Fantasy. He is, in fact, a backup quarterback for a team whose starter left something to be desired himself. And hey, he's facing the 49ers again in Week 9 -- this time on the road -- so we should have a pretty good idea how that'll go.