After a concussion stunted his involvement during the preseason, Davis found himself on the bottom of the Browns' quarterback depth chart. He's shown flashes of being a solid NFL quarterback, but potential injury concerns may leave him off a team's roster before the start of the season.
Davis has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, ESPN's Tony Grossi reports.
Davis exited the Browns' exhibition opener with an injury to his head and subsequently missed the entire second week of the preseason. Fortunately, he should be a full-participant in practice moving forward, but appears to have slipped to the bottom of Cleveland's QB depth chart and could be on the wrong side of the roster bubble as teams trim their rosters down to 75 as the regular season nears.
The severity of Davis' concussion is unclear. As the fourth quarterback listed on Cleveland's depth chart, any injury could threaten Davis' roster spot.
Austin Davis threw two interceptions without a touchdown while completing 24-of-46 passes for 240 yards against the Steelers on Sunday. He also rushed for 22 yards on three carries, and lost a fumble.
Davis failed to throw a touchdown while getting picked off three times in his two starts for Cleveland this season. The former Rams quarterback struggled mightily in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) this week, and his ineptitude allowed Pittsburgh to sneak into the playoffs.
Austin Davis will start in place of Johnny Manziel (concussion) in Sunday's regular season finale against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports.
With Manziel out this week, the Cleveland Browns have signed Pat Devlin to back Davis up this weekend. While Davis remains a speculative fantasy play in Week 17 as the 3-12 Browns limp to the finish line minus wideouts Brian Hartline and Andrew Hawkins, working in Davis' favor is that he'll be taking aim at a Steelers' defense that is allowing an average of 278.2 passing yards per game to date. Only the Saints and Giants have allowed more.
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