Seattle has re-signed Austin Davis to compete for backup QB duties behind Russell Wilson.

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The Seahawks have re-signed Austin Davis to add depth at quarterback, the team announced Monday morning.

Davis also served as Seattle’s backup in 2017 and will get a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.

Seattle last week also signed Stephen Morris to compete for backup QB duties behind Wilson.

Garafolo reports the Seahawks are still considering whether to host Colin Kaepernick for a visit.

Davis had seemed an obvious candidate to sign since he not only had experience with Seattle last year but also with new Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer from 2012-14 with the Rams, starting eight games in 2014.

The 28-year-old Davis played only two snaps for Seattle last season, one a kneeldown and the other a handoff.

The Seahawks also announced the signings of four other players on Monday as the team began its official offseason program — center Joey Hunt, snapper Tyler Ott and defensive lineman Branden Jackson all signed their Exclusive Rights Free Agent contracts while Seattle also re-signed free agent linebacker Paul Dawson.

The signings mean that Seattle has all of its ERFAs and restricted free agents now under contract as the offseason program begins.

Seattle now has 66 players under contract for the 2018 season. Teams can have a max of 90 heading into training camp.