Report: Ex-Colts CB Davis cleared after surgery


Former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has been cleared in his recovery from core muscle surgery and is expected to draw interest from teams soon, according to an ESPN report.

Davis, who will turn 30 in May, is a free agent who can sign at any time because he was released, rather than having his contract expire. Unrestricted free agents whose contracts expired after the 2017 season cannot sign with new teams until the new league year officially opens March 14.

Davis was released by the Colts in November after seeking additional medical opinions and opting to have surgery.

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Acquired from the Miami Dolphins for a second-round pick in 2012, Davis spent parts of six seasons with the Colts, tallying 13 interceptions and 75 passes defensed in 76 games (all starts) and earning two Pro Bowl selections. Davis nabbed nine interceptions and defended 31 passes in three seasons with the Dolphins after Miami took him 25th overall in the 2009 draft.

The nine-year veteran has played in all 16 games of a season just twice since 2010. His most successful campaigns in Indianapolis came predominantly at right cornerback, as opposed to traditional No. 1 corners who usually line up on the defense's left side.

Davis is the younger brother of Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, who is entering his 14th NFL season in 2018.

--Field Level Media

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