After talking to four teams and declaring his free agent visits complete, former Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis is in Miami Friday, visiting with his former team.
Davis, who was drafted as the 25th overall player in the 2009 NFL draft and is the younger brother of Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, was considered one of the top two cornerbacks (Malcolm Jenkins was the other) coming out of college that year. He returned his first career interception for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in his fourth game.
Davis played three years for Miami before famously getting traded by then-coach Joe Philbin to the Indianapolis Colts on HBO’s Hard Knocks during the 2012 preseason. He was named a Pro Bowler in 2014 and 2015 with the Colts.
2017 was a forgettable season for Davis, as he missed the first three games with a groin injury, then re-aggravated that injury five weeks later and had season-ending surgery. One day after the surgery to repair that injury, the Colts waived him. Davis has been quite public in his opinion that the Colts disrespected him.
Now deemed 100% healthy, Davis has visited the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders this offseason, and had tweeted on Wednesday that his ‘amazing tour’ had ended, and he was headed home to reflect on his options.
It’s not clear what if any offers have been made to Davis, but with 22 interceptions and 109 passes defensed, he will likely command a hefty salary wherever he lands. And that alone may eliminate cap-strapped Miami from serious consideration.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball.
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