Vontae Davis DB IND 8 Hrs
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.
Vontae Davis DB IND 2 Days
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.
Vontae Davis DB IND 4 Days
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.
Vontae Davis DB IND 9 Days
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.
Vontae Davis DB IND 20 Days
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 their wasn't a reunion here.
Vontae Davis DB IND 2 Months
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.