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Report: Vontae Davis, Colts deal “far from imminent”

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The Colts got just what they wanted when they struck a trade for cornerback Vontae Davis before the start of the 2012 season.

He’s given them two strong seasons with the Colts advancing to the playoffs both times and losing him as a free agent would open up a hole in the defense that the Colts can’t assume they’d fill with a player of similar ability. That explains why the team has called re-signing Davis a priority, although things haven’t heated up much on that front as of yet.

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that no one should expect “anything concrete” soon as talks between Davis and the Colts are in the early stages of talks. An agreement to keep Davis in town is “far from imminent” as Holder reports the two sides are waiting for a clearer picture of the landscape at the position to reveal itself.

Any franchise tags, re-signed free agents or jettisoned veterans will change the market somewhat and the next real deadline to keep in mind is the March 8 opening of the 72-hour window for players to negotiate with other teams. If nothing’s done before then, there will be some reason to worry about a possible Davis departure.

 

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7 Responses to “Report: Vontae Davis, Colts deal “far from imminent””
  1. uglydingo says: Feb 21, 2014 11:15 AM

    Vontae is a top 10 cornerback in terms of natural talent. He can behave like a child but he has natural ability that can’t be taught. Indy got the last 2 seasons on his rookie deal, now it’s time to pay the man. He’s worth over $6M per annum.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 21, 2014 11:53 AM

    Still amazed that Miami without Vontae Davis/Dustin Keller/reggie bush/jake long/karlos dansby/a giant scandal/terrible offensive line HANDLED new england patriots and new york jets.

  3. akiraloco says: Feb 21, 2014 12:22 PM

    Miami Handled NE? 1 win last season and they got handled? lol How many times has NE HANDLED MIAMI? LAST 8 GAMES NE 7-1 LOL

  4. miriam45 says: Feb 21, 2014 12:29 PM

    As a Dolphin fan I was sick when they let me go – for what – a 2nd round pick – how stupid.
    The Colts should lock him up now before he calls his Grandma.

  5. obsession55 says: Feb 21, 2014 1:03 PM

    We cant afford to lose VD!! Make it happen Grigson

  6. craniator says: Feb 21, 2014 3:23 PM

    Davis has immense physical talent ; however , he also has an alarming tendency to experience mental lapses at crucial moments during games. He’s an enigmatic player who could still end being a top ten corner in the NFL. To this point , though , he still hasn’t done it . . . nearly six years into his pro career , you’re still talking about potential.

  7. Nostrils10 says: Feb 22, 2014 6:17 PM

    no one really throws on Vontae and if it’s a run to his side he’s a solid tackler who is looking to bring the wood… and if he gives up a play here or there, it happens… hope to see him re-signed

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