Quarterback Austin Davis has signed a two-year, $4.17 million contract extension with the Cleveland 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 St. Louis 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.
Former Rams quarterback
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.
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.
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.
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.
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