Seahawks Re-Sign QB Austin Davis

The Seahawks are re-signing quarterback Austin Davis on a minimum-salary deal, a source tells Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter). However, Garafolo hears this will not end the team’s talks with Colin Kaepernick

Davis spent last season as Russell Wilson’s backup, though he did not throw a pass in the regular season. His last attempted throw came in 2015 with the Browns as he appeared in three games with two starts. Davis is perhaps best known for his time with the Rams, which included eight starts (3-5 record) in 2014.

Last week, the Seahawks postponed a scheduled workout with Kaepernick as they look to get a read on the quarterback’s future plans, including whether he’ll kneel for the anthem in the coming season. Reportedly, the team “asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan.” The Seahawks are also said to have concerns about Kaepernick’s overall commitment to football as he continues to push social justice initiatives.

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4 comments on “Seahawks Re-Sign QB Austin Davis

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I think everyone is smart enough to see that the whole Seahawks-Kaepernick deal is just a smoke screen created to weaken his collusion case against the league.

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    • seattleite

      I doubt it. Carroll/Schneider/Allen are pretty sincere about this. Look at how the Seahawks have handled Bennett, et al. It’s not a deal breaker at all.

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  2. BrianZFL

    I just don’t understand if you’re suing a company….how can you apply for a job at said company?????

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    • cka2nd

      He’s suing the league, and the league is made up of 32 companies (yes, there are anti-trust issues involved, but still, it’s ultimately 32 companies), and collusion only needs to be proved between two companies, not a majority of them, let alone all, for a case to be won. I believe there was a successful collusion lawsuit brought against Major League Baseball back in the 90’s, and before he died, Steve Jobs was found at the center of a wide-ranging collusion case in Silicon Valley involving companies working together to limit the movement of programmers and their wages.

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