Report: Colts, Vontae Davis closing in on a contract


Another top-end free agent appears poised to re-sign with his current club.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, the Colts and cornerback Vontae Davis are “nearing a deal” that’s anticipated to be completed on Monday.

The 25-year-old Davis is the second-ranked cornerback and the No. 7 overall player on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He started all 16 games for the Colts in 2013, notching 46 tackles, defending 12 passes and recording one interception.

Were the 5-foot-11, 204-pound Davis to hit the market, his age, athleticism and size would work in his favor. However, the Colts, who surrendered a second-round pick to acquire Davis from Miami in 2012, are reportedly on the verge of keeping him in the fold.

13 responses to “Report: Colts, Vontae Davis closing in on a contract

  1. If I were Davis I would be asking for much more. Should get $20-25M guaranteed, average about $12-13M/season, so 5 years/$60-65M.

  2. He’s far from a shut down corner. A couple good games mixed in with a couple games where you wonder how he’s playing in the NFL?

    Don’t pay a B rated player A type money.

  3. Ryan Grigson did not win the Executive of the Year following the 2012 season by coincidence or luck (no pun intended) .

    Grigson is the best in the business, ladies and gentlemen.

    Let me refresh your memory.

    In 2012 he drafted Dwayne Allen, TY Hilton (the best WR in the entire NFL!), Coby Fleener, Vick Ballard, who were all starters and important contributors right away.
    He then found Jerrell Freeman in the CFL and traded for Vontae Davis who’s bot playing at Pro Bowl level.
    Lastly he convinced Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis to stay.

    This is the hallmark of a great GM. Hate all you want. Grigson is the man.

  4. Grigson signed career backup Ricky Jean Francois for 22.5 million over 4 years.

    So Vontae’s contract is probably for 85 for 4 years.

  5. I’m sorry but didn’t Grigson trade away a 1st round pick for a plodding RB ? You can’t be a very good GM if you make a trade that makes the Browns of all teams look like an intelligent, well run organization.

  6. tybyebye says: Mar 9, 2014 9:37 PM

    This is the hallmark of a great GM. Hate all you want. Grigson is the man.
    He signed Darrius Hayward-Bey, and burned a first round pick on Trent Richardson. He’s a man. Not the man.

  7. Gotta love couch GMs…how many nfl wins have you accumulated in your GM career? Well Grigson has 22 regular season and 2 playoff appearances in 2 years. I would say that’s pretty good following a 2-14 year and a complete change in roster/management. So sick of hearing about the Richardson trade and Grigson, so tell me, after your #1 RB tears ACL, your back up has injury history, 3rd string had been a bust for 4 years. You wouldn’t trade for a guy that is young and had over 1300 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs his rookie year. So until you have that Exec of the Year hardware or even 1 win in the NFL, shut up.

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