The Buffalo Bills and former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis have agreed to a one-year deal, per league sources. Adam Schefter reported the news on Twitter.
Former Colts’ CB Vontae Davis is signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, per source. Agreement reached.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2018
— Vontae Davis (@vontaedavis) February 27, 2018
Davis was released by the Colts in November after undergoing surgery for a groin injury. He also met with the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and San Fransisco 49ers during his free agent tour. Davis spent the previous six seasons with the Colts.
Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler, will be 30 years old when the 2018 NFL season begins. He played in just five games last season, and the injury combined with his age worried the Colts enough to the point where they let him go.
Davis was openly furious about how the team handled his injury. He said:
“It should be more about the respect. I’m a professional. I’ve been in (the league) long enough. When I look at the situation, I feel like there was no respect. Knowing Chuck, I figured it would come from him. It really bothered me.”
“I just figured it would be handled differently just knowing our (relationship). That’s the frustrating part. I felt like I was demoted for my (health). That’s the thing. If I get demoted and it’s because I can’t play, I would just say, ‘I (expletive) suck.'”
The Bills had a positive season this year. The Bills reached the playoffs for the first time since 1999 and seem to be moving in a positive direction. They lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card round 10-3.
Davis has struggled some in recent years. He made back to back Pro Bowls in 2014 and 2015 but has just one interception in the past 19 games. If Davis can return to his Pro Bowl self, he can help a young Bills team reach the playoffs again.