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Former Southern Miss QB Austin Davis lands with new NFL team

Former Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis has signed with the Denver Broncos.
Former Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis has signed with the Denver Broncos. Associated Press

Former Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis didn't have to wait very long to find a new NFL team.

The Denver Broncos announced Saturday that they have signed Davis to a one-year deal after he was released this week by the Cleveland Browns.

Trevor Siemian is set to be the starting quarterback for the Broncos in the season opener with former Memphis star Paxton Lynch being groomed as the eventual successor.

Davis' best moment in the NFL came in 2014 with the St. Louis Rams when he started eight games, throwing for 2,001 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He played in three games last season with the Browns, starting two. He completed 59.6 percent of his passes for 547 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Davis led USM to a 12-2 season and a Conference USA championship in 2011.

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