The Seattle Seahawks signed a free-agent quarterback who visited last week. It wasn’t Colin Kaepernick.

Instead, the Seahawks signed journeyman Austin Davis, 27, who most recently played for the Broncos. Denver released him in December. Davis has also spent time with the Browns, Rams and Dolphins.

His addition gives Seattle four quarterbacks: Russell Wilson, Trevone Boykin, Jake Heaps and Davis.

Head coach Pete Carroll seemed to signal last week that the Seahawks would not sign Kaepernick unless something happened to Wilson, their starter.

“We know where he is and who he is and we had a chance to understand him much more so,” Carroll told Seattle-area reporters. “He’s a starter in this league. And we have a starter. But he’s a starter in this league, and I can’t imagine that someone won’t give him a chance to play.”

He said the “doors are always open” for bringing in Kaepernick at a later date. The Seahawks are the only team that has brought the former 49ers quarterback in for a visit this offseason.

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