Seahawks bring back backup QB Austin Davis

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Austin Davis (6) passes in front of Oakland Raiders linebacker LaTroy Lewis (46) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have brought back another arm for the beginning of their offseason program, re-signing quarterback Austin Davis.

The Seahawks also signed free agent linebacker Paul Dawson, while exclusive rights free agents center Joey Hunt, defensive end Branden Jackson and long snapper Tyler Ott signed their tenders. Seattle made the moves at the beginning of its offseason workout program Monday.

Davis will enter his second season as a presumptive backup to Russell Wilson. Davis was a one-time starter with the Rams. He appeared in three games with Seattle last season, but did not throw a pass. He hasn't thrown a pass in a game since 2015.

Dawson was signed to Seattle's practice squad last November and appeared in three games late last season.

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