Austin Davis has transitioned to coaching after seven seasons as a backup quarterback. Unless the Seahawks are desperate for a quarterback, expect Davis to wear polo shirts on Sundays.
Davis signed a contract with the Titans on Monday, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. Davis' signing comes on the heels of Marcus Mariota's (elbow) injury. If Mariota is held out of the team's Week 17 matchup with the Colts, Davis will operate as the backup to Blaine Gabbert. Davis won't figure to see the field unless the team takes further losses at quarterback.
The Titans released Davis on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports. With Marcus Mariota now reasonably healthy after contending with an elbow injury and Blaine Gabbert having cleared the concussion protocol, there was no longer a need for the Titans to keep Davis around as a third-string quarterback. The 29-year-old didn't earn any snaps during his stint with Tennessee, which lasted just two weeks.
Davis agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Davis' addition gives the Titans some much-needed depth at quarterback with Marcus Mariota still limited by an elbow injury and Blaine Gabbert embedded in the NFL's concussion protocol. Since Mariota was able to finish the Titans' Week 3 upset win over the Jaguars, he seems on track to be available Sunday against the Eagles, but he hasn't started either of the past two weeks due to the complications his elbow presents when he throws. With that in mind, Davis could very well end up seeing snaps versus Philadelphia in the event Gabbert isn't available. Davis spent the 2017 season in Seattle as the backup to Russell Wilson, but only logged five offensive snaps throughout the campaign.
The Seahawks placed Davis (undisclosed) on injured reserve Saturday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports. Davis was expected to get cut after the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley, but the Seahawks found a place for him on injured reserve. He won't be able to play in the 2018 campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement.
Davis completed two of three passes for minus-1 yard during Friday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings. QB Alex McGough, who is competing with Davis for the backup job, produced a dud as well, completing five of 14 passes for 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Neither signal caller has looked good through the first three preseason games, and if that carries into the final exhibition game the Seahawks may ponder free-agent options.
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