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Southern Miss set to have 2 former QBs on NFL rosters

San Francisco 49ers third-string quarterback Nick Mullens, seen warming up before a 2017 preseason game, may see his first NFL start Thursday night -- a big reason Oakland has a big upset shot.
San Francisco 49ers third-string quarterback Nick Mullens, seen warming up before a 2017 preseason game, may see his first NFL start Thursday night -- a big reason Oakland has a big upset shot. Associated Press

The Southern Miss football program appears set to have two former quarterbacks on NFL rosters to begin the 2017 campaign.

The Seattle Seahawks announced over the weekend that that they have cut Trevone Boykin, leaving former Golden Eagle Austin Davis as the team's backup to Russell Wilson.

Davis completed 24 of 35 passes for 316 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions during the preseason. Boykin hurt his cause by throwing four interceptions.

The San Francisco 49ers announced Sunday that Nick Mullens, who was the USM starting quarterback from 2013-16, has been signed to the team's practice squad.

Mullens, a native of Hoover, Alabama, saw limited action during the preseason, but was 7-of-10 passing for 70 yards with one interception.

Mullens threw for 11,994 yards, 87 touchdowns and 46 interceptions in 44 games as a Golden Eagle.

Davis, a Meridian native, threw for 10,892 yards, 83 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 46 contests at USM. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns and Denver Browns during his six years as a pro.

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