The cornerback crop grows thinner. Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis will sign a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first tweeted it out, and Davis later all but confirmed it with a tweet of his own. The team itself confirmed the signing not long after.
Terms of the deal aren’t known just yet. Because he was released prior to the end of the 2017 season, Davis can sign the deal at any time and not wait for the new league year to commence in March.
Davis, 29, met with the San Francisco 49ers last week and the Oakland Raiders as well in a stop at the Bay Area. He left both teams without an offer and there wasn’t anything to suggest there was continued interest in the cornerback. Davis also met with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
Davis was released by the Colts in 2017 following some heated discussions over a groin injury. After electing to have season-ending surgery, the organization released the cornerback in November. He had two Pro Bowl nominations in his near six-year tenure with the team.
With this signing and the Marcus Peters trade to the Los Angeles Rams, the cornerback market shrinks for the 49ers further. Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson is all but guaranteed to be a free agent once the Marcus Peters trade is processed and the 49ers roster has lobbied hard for New England Patriots cornerback Malcom Butler to come to San Francisco. While there hasn’t been much said on if the 49ers had much interest in Davis after his visit, you typically would hear about an offer or at least continued interest by now.
Should the 49ers have gotten aggressive with Davis?