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Cleveland Browns decide to extend Austin Davis' contract

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The Cleveland Browns haven't had the greatest of starts to the 2015 NFL season, to say the least.

Following a loss to the Oakland Raiders at the weekend, the Browns now find themselves with a 1-2 record and a quarterback situation that is all but hopeless thanks to Josh McCown's baseline competence and not much else style, and Johnny Manziel's boom-or-bust play.

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The Browns have another quarterback, however, and for some reason they have decided to sign him to a new long-term deal.


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According to a report from Field Yates of ESPN, the Browns have decided to give third-string quarterback Austin Davis a two-year extension on his deal, just months after signing his original contract.

Per the report on the ESPN website, the deal is for $4.137 million and includes a $500,000 signing bonus and has $600,000 in total guarantees.

Davis hasn’t appeared once in a game since signing with the Browns, but that hasn't stopped the team from wanting him around for a good while longer.

Davis made eight starts for the Rams last season and threw for 2,001 yards and 12 touchdowns while completing 63.4 percent of his passes. The Rams cut him loose just before the start of the regular season and the Browns snapped him up a short time later.

Johnny Manziel has two more years after this season left on his rookie deal with the Browns, while McCown is also around for the same amount of time after this season. It will be interesting to see who gets let go first, because no other team in the league has three quarterbacks on multi-million dollar per-year deals.

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