Seahawks sign quarterback Austin Davis

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RENTON -- The Seahawks have added a veteran quarterback to provide some competition for incumbent Trevone Boykin.

Seattle signed journeyman Austin Davis after a visit with a team over Memorial Day weekend. To make room on the roster, the team released quarterback Jake Heaps.

Davis has started 10 games in the NFL in parts of five seasons in the league. Eight of those starts came with the St. Louis Rams in 2014 and included a win over the Seahawks. He's thrown for 2,548 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions during his time in the league. Davis has played for the Rams, Cleveland Browns and spent last year with the Denver Broncos.

The Seahawks elected to sign Davis over Colin Kaepernick, who also visited the team last weekend. Head coach Pete Carroll wouldn't rule out potentially signing Kaepernick but said nothing was imminent.

"As of right now, we know what we're doing," Carroll said.

""It was another opportunity for us to keep abreast of what's available to help our team. ... Colin has been a fantastic football player and he's going to continue to be. At this time we didn't do anything with it but we know where he is and who he is and we understand him much more so. He's a starter in this league. We have a starter but he's a starter in this league and I can't imagine that someone won't give him a chance to play."

Davis will provide competition for Boykin, who has had continued legal issues this offseason. Boykin appeared in five games last year in relief of Russell Wilson. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Photo Credit: CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 30:  Austin Davis #7 of the Cleveland Browns  looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at  FirstEnergy Stadium on November 30, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by  Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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