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Vontae Davis | Defensive Back

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 204
College: Illinois
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Colts re-signed CB Vontae Davis to a four-year, $39 million contract.
The deal includes a whopping $20 million guaranteed. Monday reports had Davis getting away from Indy, but the Colts were never going to let a player they surrendered a 2013 second-rounder for get away without a fight. Davis can be a bit of a knucklehead, but is a legitimately elite player when on his game. He was in 2013, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 corner. Mar 11 - 5:00 PM

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TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports "word amongst insiders" is the Jets are "going hard" after free agent CB Vontae Davis.

The Jets are in the market for a No. 1 corner after releasing Antonio Cromartie on Monday. PFT's Mike Florio reported Davis is expected to sign a contract on Tuesday, but it's not expected to be with the Colts. The Jets could be that mystery team with a substantial offer on the table. Coach Rex Ryan loves bigger, man-cover corners. Davis fits the bill at 5-foot-11, 204 pounds.
Mar 10 - 8:05 PM

Profootballtalk reports free agent Vontae Davis is expected to sign a contract on Tuesday, but "not with the Colts."

Reporter Mike Florio does allow that it's "not over yet, though." Either way, it directly contradicts CBS' Sunday report that Davis was "nearing a deal" with the Colts, and that there was "every expectation" an accord would be hammered out by Monday. One of the market's top free agents, Davis should have a new deal/home by tomorrow evening.
Mar 10 - 5:47 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Colts are "nearing a deal" with free agent RCB Vontae Davis.

La Canfora says there's "every expectation" the sides will strike an accord by Monday. If so, Davis will never make it to Tuesday's open market. Davis is seeking a contract worth in excess of $8 million per year, and perhaps closer to $10 million annually after Sam Shields broke the bank in Green Bay. Davis is better than Shields. He's also younger, turning 26 years old this May.
Mar 9 - 8:21 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports free agent CB Vontae Davis is looking for a deal in excess of Brent Grimes' four-year, $32 million contract.

It's not a surprise considering Davis is younger than Grimes and coming off an equally excellent year, grading out as a top-three corner by Pro Football Focus. The Colts remain interested in bringing Davis back, but he appears set to test the market and could very well command over $8 million annually. Davis is our No. 3 free agent corner remaining, behind only Aqib Talib and Alterraun Verner.
Mar 7 - 6:13 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts and free agent CB Vontae Davis aren't close to a deal.

"No deal is imminent, and the sides are relatively far apart in negotiations," writes Stephen Holder. The Colts have roughly 12 hours before Davis' agent can legally begin negotiating with the other 31 teams. At this point, Davis may as well test the open market and see what's out there. The Colts badly want to re-sign Davis but seem unwilling to commit the top dollars he wants right now.
Mar 7 - 12:07 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that the Colts will not use the franchise tag on free agent CB Vontae Davis.

The deadline to apply the tag is Monday at 4pm ET. By not using it on Davis, the Colts are running the risk of losing PFF's No. 3 corner from 2013 and a guy they gave up a second-round pick to land last August. Ultimately, however, we'd expect a deal to get done here. The Colts have the fourth-most cap space in the league and Davis' press skills are a key to their defense. He came in 16th on Evan Silva's top-150 free agents list.
Mar 3 - 8:10 AM

The Colts and free agent CB Vontae Davis are still in the early stages of contract talks.

The Colts better get moving on their No. 1 priority. Per the Indy Star, a deal with PFF's No. 3 overall corner is "far from imminent" with free agency set to open on March 11. Davis is going to be expensive, but the Colts have tons of cap space and desperately need their elite every-down press corner. We'd be surprised if there wasn't a reunion here.
Feb 20 - 9:29 AM

Free agent CB Vontae Davis has been adamant that he wants to stay with the Colts.

According to the Indy Star, Davis "has grown quite fond of the Colts' players and coaches after an unmemorable experience with the Dolphins his first three seasons." It's fantastic news for GM Ryan Grigson, whose number one offseason priority is to retain Davis. He graded out as PFF's No. 3 corner this season behind only Darrelle Revis and Brent Grimes, dominating the right side while playing press coverage.
Feb 3 - 10:15 AM

Colts GM Ryan Grigson confirmed re-signing impending free agent CB Vontae Davis is a priority.

"Any cover corner is high in the pecking order," Grigson said. "Vontae is a heck of a player. He can be as good as he wants to be. There's no reason he shouldn't be in the Pro Bowl every year." The Colts currently have over $35 million in 2014 salary cap space, so working out a new deal with Davis shouldn't be a problem. Davis is our No. 4 unrestricted free agent cornerback.
Jan 16 - 2:51 PM

Impending free agent CB Vontae Davis is considered a "heavy favorite" to be re-signed by the Colts.

Some questioned Colts GM Ryan Grigson when he gave up a second-round pick for Davis during the 2012 preseason, but he got plenty of value. Davis was PFF's No. 3 corner this season, breaking out as an every-down press corner and dominating the right side. The Colts should be willing to pony up the cash it's going to take to retain him. Davis is our No. 4 unrestricted free agent corner, behind only Brent Grimes, Aqib Talib and Alterraun Verner.
Jan 14 - 10:32 AM

Colts RCB Vontae Davis (groin) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

Davis suffered a groin injury in Week 17 and will likely be playing at less than 100 percent. Greg Toler (groin) and Darius Butler (hip) are also active, as expected. Inactive for the Colts are CB Cassius Vaughn, TE Weslye Saunders, DB Sheldon Price, OLB Daniel Adongo, C Khaled Holmes, LG Joe Reitz and DT Fili Moala.
Jan 4 - 3:19 PM

Colts RCB Vontae Davis (groin) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

Davis tweaked his groin in Week 17 and may be operating at less than 100 percent, but he'll be in the starting lineup. Pro Football Focus' No. 3 corner is unlikely to be tested by captain checkdown Alex Smith. Fellow secondary members Darius Butler (quad), Greg Toler (ankle) and Sergio Brown (groin) are each also listed as probable.
Jan 3 - 5:48 PM

An MRI on Colts RCB Vontae Davis' groin came back negative.

The Colts are calling Davis "day to day" ahead of their Wild Card clash with the Chiefs. Davis looks like he'll be listed as questionable. The contract-year corner has been Indianapolis' top cover man throughout the season.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Colts RCB Vontae Davis exited Sunday's Week 17 game with a first-quarter groin injury.

Davis has battled groin woes on and off throughout 2013. The Colts need Davis to get healthy for the playoffs. He is Indy's top cover corner.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:39:00 PM

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