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Cornerback Vontae Davis re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts, who retained their top free agent with a four-year, $39 million contract.

Davis was set to begin a free agency tour and reportedly was contacted by the New York Jets before the Colts made a final push to get the deal done Tuesday afternoon by guaranteeing $20 million over the course of the deal.

"We are very pleased to announce that Vontae Davis will remain part of the Colts family," said Ryan Grigson, the aggressive general manager of the Colts. "He is a rare talent at 25 years of age who is still ascending as a player. We are excited to see him reach new heights in his career and help us attain our ultimate goal."

It was part of a busy day of business for Grigson, who started his day by officially signing 18-year veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri to a two-year contract. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw re-signed, accepting a one-year deal to return after going on injured reserve midway through his only season with the Colts.

Indianapolis also brought in a major newcomer and lost safety Antoine Bethea -- who started every game for six straight seasons -- to the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive end Arthur Jones reunited with his first NFL defensive coordinator, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.

Jones, a five-technique end who spent his first four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, agreed to a five-year deal that could be worth more than $30 million.

Jones had 53 tackles and four sacks in 2013 and drew interest from the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans.

A fifth-round pick from Syracuse, Jones is the brother of UFC's Jon Jones and New England Patriots outside linebacker Chandler Jones.

Davis started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2013 and recorded 48 tackles (42 solo), a career-high 13 passes defensed and one interception. In two postseason games (one start), he posted four solo tackles. In 2012, Davis started all 10 games he appeared in and compiled 53 tackles (40 solo), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and a sack.

In his five-year NFL career, Davis 13 interceptions in 70 games, including 62 starts.

Davis was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on August 26, 2012. He was originally selected by the Dolphins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois.

"Free agency is crazy," said Davis, who added there were a "couple" of other teams who showed interest in him. "My agent kept me up to date. I had no doubt in my mind that the Colts wouldn't sign me back."

Bradshaw was an unrestricted free agent and given his health history, the Colts are unlikely to count on him to be a primary ballcarrier.

Bradshaw appeared in three games (two starts) for the Colts in 2013 and rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 41 attempts, while adding seven receptions for 42 yards. In Week 3 at San Francisco, he ran for a season-high 95 yards and a touchdown en route to a 27-7 Colts victory over the 49ers. He didn't play in another game and was placed on Injured Reserve in October with neck injury.
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