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Browns Ink QB Austin Davis

CLEVELAND – The Browns made a couple early roster moves Labor Day Monday, the biggest of which was the team coming to terms with former Rams QB Austin Davis.

Davis could quick become the backup for Josh McCown if Johnny Manziel is still unable to go Sunday vs the Jets with his elbow issues.

Over the weekend the Browns cut Thad Lewis, leaving the team with only two quarterbacks on the roster. Connor Shaw is on injured reserve.

Davis made his NFL debut last year appearing in 10 games (eight starts) with the Rams. He completed 180 of 284 passes (63.4 percent) for 2,001 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He set USM single-season and career records for passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage.

In addition to the Davis pickup, the team also signed OL Garth Gerhart and DL Dylan Wynn to the practice squad. In addition, the club placed DB Charles Gaines(hamstring) on injured reserve – designated for return.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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