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    Colts have begun contract talks with Vontae Davis

    It's no secret the Indianapolis Colts' highest free-agency priority is re-signing cornerback Vontae Davis, who now is just weeks away from becoming a free agent.

    Mutual interest in getting a deal done was expressed long ago, but don't expect anything concrete soon. The Colts and Davis' representative are still in the early stages of their contract talks, and a deal is far from imminent.

    A couple of things are likely to happen before a deal becomes reality. For one, there needs to be a clearer picture of what the free-agent cornerback landscape will be. That impacts the values of contracts, especially a sizable one like Davis'. There still are franchise and transition tags to be issued (the deadline is March 3), and other free agents might re-sign with their teams in the coming days and weeks. Those developments will have significant impact on the free-agent market.

    Second, market values tend to become clearer during and after the NFL Combine, which is going on this week at Lucas Oil Stadium. With each of the NFL's general managers and most player agents in attendance, hypothetical conversations about contracts inevitably occur. That tends to help clarify players' market value and impacts negotiations.

    The good news is the Colts don't face any immediate deadlines to strike a deal with Davis. The only real consideration is the fact that free agents may begin signing contracts with new teams on March 11, with negotiations permitted beginning on March 8. The Colts can re-sign Davis at any point because he is currently under contract with them.

    If he hits the open market, Davis figures to be one of the top available cornerbacks. He could be joined by Miami's Brent Grimes, New England's Aqib Talib, Chicago's Charles Tillman and Tennessee's Alterraun Verner. Davis is a good fit for the Colts because he's a true cover corner, able to thrive in the style of defense the Colts employ.
    http://www.indystar.com/story/colts-...nsion/5616991/

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    Get it done!
    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    This is a priority signing. I am a huge fan of Davis.


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    No chance hes leaves whatsoever. He will be FT if no deal is done.


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    The discussions between Vontae and us have been very quiet...haven't really heard anything. Kinda has me worried.

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    Update:

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5089/vontae-davis

    CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that the Colts will not use the franchise tag on free agent CB Vontae Davis.

    The deadline to apply the tag is Monday at 4pm ET. By not using it on Davis, the Colts are running the risk of losing PFF's No. 3 corner from 2013 and a guy they gave up a second-round pick to land last August. Ultimately, however, we'd expect a deal to get done here. The Colts have the fourth-most cap space in the league and Davis' press skills are a key to their defense. He came in 16th on Evan Silva's top-150 free agents list. Mar 3 - 8:10 AM
    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyld1 View Post
    Update:

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5089/vontae-davis

    CBS' Jason La Canfora reports that the Colts will not use the franchise tag on free agent CB Vontae Davis.

    The deadline to apply the tag is Monday at 4pm ET. By not using it on Davis, the Colts are running the risk of losing PFF's No. 3 corner from 2013 and a guy they gave up a second-round pick to land last August. Ultimately, however, we'd expect a deal to get done here. The Colts have the fourth-most cap space in the league and Davis' press skills are a key to their defense. He came in 16th on Evan Silva's top-150 free agents list. Mar 3 - 8:10 AM
    I actually agree with the decision not to tag him.

    I'm a Davis fan, but IIRC the tag on a CB is going to be somewhere between 11-12 mil. That's way above Davis pay grade.

    The fact they don't tag doesn't mean that they're at risk of losing him. He wants to play here, he's already said that. 2) NOBODY is going to offer him 11-12 mil per year to play for them. 3) Worst case scenario, we simply outbid whoever else is looking at him and it will be for less than the tag number.

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    ^^^^^^^

    I completely agree...
    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    Well Grimes just signed a 4 year 32 million dollar deal with 16 million guaranteed:

    http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/284019/fins-keep-cb-brent-grimes-for-4-years-$32m

    So this should help things along with Indy and Davis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyld1 View Post
    Well Grimes just signed a 4 year 32 million dollar deal with 16 million guaranteed:

    http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/284019/fins-keep-cb-brent-grimes-for-4-years-$32m

    So this should help things along with Indy and Davis.
    That's right about where I thought VD's price would be...maybe 5 year deal for him though.

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    5 years 40 mil is fair for everyone. Though we could sign 2 quality corners for 8 mil total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants1213 View Post
    5 years 40 mil is fair for everyone. Though we could sign 2 quality corners for 8 mil total.
    The years are not the issue I don't believe. At VD age, he would like to hit the market another time to cash in.

    3 years 27 million with 20 gauranteed is what I'm targeting if I'm his agent. This way VD hits the open market at a nice age of 29 one last time.

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    not worried. he'll get locked up.


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