Seattle Seahawks kicked off their offseason workout program by making multiple roster moves. The team announced that they have re-signed quarterback Austin Davis, who served as a backup for Russell Wilson in the last season. The Seahawks also re-signed linebacker Paul Dawson in addition to signing contracts with exclusive rights free agents – defensive end Branden Jackson, long snapper Tyler Ott and center Joey Hunt.
We've signed QB Austin Davis and made a handful of roster moves Monday.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 16, 2018
Austin Davis joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2017 and won the spot as a backup for Russell Wilson over Trevone Boykin. He played in 3 games in the 2017 season, but didn’t attempt a single pass and finished rushing for one yard. Davis has an experience as a starter since he started eight games for the St. Louis Rams in 2014 season and played 10 games in total.
During that time he passed for 2,001 yards and had 12 touchdowns. During his time with the Rams, Davis collaborated with current Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Paul Dawson, who was the 99th overall pick in 2015 NFL draft, joined the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad in 2017 and was promoted to the active 53-man roster for the final three games of the season.
Branden Jackson was also part of the team’s practice squad before getting a chance to play in 12 games of the 2017 season. During that time he recorded two tackles.
Tyler Ott joined the Seahawks following the injury of Nolan Frese in January 2017 and has been holding the long snapper position ever since.
Seattle Seahawks drafted Joey Hunt in the sixth round of 2016 NFL draft and has spent time on both the team’s practice squad and active roster. He played in 9 games for the Seahawks, earning one start.