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September 17, 2018 07:04 PM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Retires midway through Week 2 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis didn't join the Bills on the field for the second half of Sunday's loss to the Chargers after apparently revealing his intention to retire from professional football, Mike Rodak of reports.

In a surprising decision, Davis reportedly told teammates and the coaching staff in the locker room during the intermission that he had no desire to continue his 10-year career, resulting in the Bills finishing the contest with only three healthy cornerbacks. Davis currently remains on the 53-man roster, but it's expected that he'll either be released or formally file for retirement in the coming days to open up a spot for the Bills to add another player. If this is indeed the end for Davis, he'll walk away from the NFL with 22 career interceptions over 121 games with Miami, Indianapolis and Buffalo.

September 9, 2018 11:48 AM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Team debut to wait
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis is inactive for Sunday's season opener in Baltimore, Mike Rodak of reports.

Davis still isn't fully up to speed following November surgery to repair a core-muscle injury, so while his debut with the Bills isn't too far off and he's actually being deemed a healthy scratch, Phillip Gaines will take the starting cornerback role for the opener opposite Tre-Davious White.

August 27, 2018 08:40 PM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Still fighting for starting spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis, acquired by the Bills in free agency this offseason, has yet to cement a starting role and is being pushed by Phillip Gaines, Mitchell Courtney of the Bills' official site reports.

Davis had been the presumed starter since his signing, but he hasn't been as natural a fit to the team's defense as perhaps the team originally expected, and he looked silly at times during Sunday's preseason loss to the Bengals. The veteran still has a lot to offer and the hunch remains he'll win the starting job across from Tre'Davious White, but he has clearly has more to prove to the coaching staff with only one more preseason game remaining.

April 5, 2018 08:32 PM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Past groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis said this week he has no limitations in his recovery from groin surgery ahead of voluntary offseason workouts later this month, Nick Veronica of The Buffalo News reports. "Everything is good, man," Davis said. "I'm making tremendous strides, tremendous progress. I'm on schedule to go, we're going into OTAs next week. There's no limitation, I'm able to do everything."

Davis, one of Buffalo's bigger offseason signings, is expected to start at cornerback across from Tre'Davious White.

March 2, 2018 06:08 PM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Still dealing with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis is still recovering from his groin injury despite being medically cleared, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Davis battled through injury for much of last season, which eventually lead to his release by the Colts midway through the year. He received full medical clearance a few weeks ago but isn't quite back to 100 percent yet. It isn't expected that he'll be limited much, if at all, when the Bills' offseason program begins.

February 27, 2018 10:52 AM
Bills' Vontae Davis: Signing with Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis agree to a one-year contract with the Bills on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Coming off back-to-back injury-shortened seasons, Davis has since fully recovered from November surgery to repair a core-muscle injury. The Colts parted ways with the veteran midseason after finding limited interest via trade, but the 29-year-old drew plenty of interest from teams once the season ended and his health was no longer a concern. Davis ultimately chose to join an up-and-coming Bills secondary that already features 2017 second-team All-Pro safety Micah Hyde and rookie Tre'Davious White, who graded out as Pro Football Focus' second-best cornerback in 2018. Look for Davis to start opposite White during the upcoming season, a role that should result in Davis seeing more targets, and thus, more tackle opportunities. It still likely won't be enough to make Davis an appealing commodity in IDP settings, given that he's never posted more than 51 tackles or four interceptions in any campaign.

February 12, 2018 02:28 PM
Vontae Davis: Medically cleared of injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) received full medical clearance Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After dealing with a core-muscle injury that ultimately caused him to undergo season-ending surgery last November, Davis was released by the Colts. Three months later, the cornerback is now back to full strength and will have the opportunity to sign with any team once free agency opens in March. The 29-year-old's performance took a notable step back while he battled through injury last season, but a healthy Davis could generate interest around the league for teams in need of veteran depth in the secondary.

November 9, 2017 11:00 AM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Released by Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts released Davis (groin) on Thursday.

Davis had been playing through the groin injury for most of the season, which probably contributed to his downturn in performance and limited interest from potential suitors prior to last week's trade deadline. The veteran cornerback didn't travel with the Colts to Houston ahead of last week's win over the Texans, and head coach Chuck Pagano had already ruled Davis out for the Week 10 matchup with the Steelers before it was announced Wednesday that the 29-year-old would require season-ending surgery. Since Davis is bound for free agency in March, the Colts elected to part ways with him entirely rather than stashing him on injured reserve. Pierre Desir will presumably start at cornerback for the rest of the season in Davis' absence.

November 9, 2017 04:48 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Will have season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis will undergo season-ending surgery on his groin, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

This injury has been lingering with Davis for months, and although he has suited up for five games this season, it's obvious this ailment took a turn for the worst. The ninth-year pro likely will be placed on injured reserve, and since he'll become a free agent after this season, there's no guarantee he returns to Indianapolis when he's healthy. Pierre Desir will take over as a starter in Davis' absence.

November 8, 2017 05:12 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Ruled out Week 10 with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a groin injury, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Davis didn't travel with the Colts to Houston ahead of their Week 9 win over the Texans under mysterious circumstances, with head coach Chuck Pagano indicating afterward that the cornerback was held out in a "coach's decision" rather than anything related to the groin issue that has bothered him for a good chunk of the season. While Davis indicated earlier this week that he would likely return to action Sunday and play through any lingering soreness in his groin, the Colts instead plan to give him only limited reps in practice this week before taking the weekend off to rehab the injury. Once Davis returns to action, he may have to settle for a backup role behind Pierre Desir.

November 6, 2017 02:44 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Expected back Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano indicated that Davis, who didn't travel with the team to Houston for Sunday's win over the Texans, would return to practice and suit up for the Week 10 game against the Steelers, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Pagano was evasive when asked about why Davis was left back in Indianapolis for the Week 9 contest, but reiterated the team's stance that Davis' absence was a "coach's decision" and not related to the cornerback's lingering groin injury. Instead, it appears an off-field issue was at the root of Pagano's decision, with the Colts' inability to find a trade suitor for the veteran ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline perhaps serving as a contributing factor. Davis' performance in recent weeks has also left much to be desired, and since he's set to become a free agent in March, it's possible that he'll have to settle for a more minor role on defense going forward, especially after Pierre Desir drew positive reviews for his coverage of star Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins while starting in place of Davis on Sunday.

November 6, 2017 05:04 AM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Coaching decision responsible for sitting out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Chuck Pagano indicated Davis (groin) not traveling to Houston was a "coach's decision," Mike Wells of reports.

Pagano also said that Davis would be back for Week 10, after surprisingly being ruled out for Sunday's win over the Texans. There have been conflicting reports on the real reason behind the move, with the 29-year-old's groin injury being cited as the cause. More information may surface to provide better clarity on the situation, but at this point it appears to be just a one-week absence for the veteran cornerback.

November 4, 2017 09:24 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Does not travel to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans due to a non-injury situation, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News reports.

A team release indicated Davis' absence as non-injury related, however, George Bremer of the Herald Bulletin said several reports citing anonymous sources suggest the two-time Pro Bowler is seeking treatment for a groin injury that sidelined him for the first three games of the season. It remains unclear if Davis is expected to miss any time beyond Sunday, but he did not travel with the team to Houston. Nate Hairston and Pierre Desir should see significantly increased workloads against the Texans with the absence of the veteran cornerback.

October 26, 2017 08:44 AM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Rests at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis did not participate at the Colts' practice Wednesday but has not suffered an injury.

It was simply a rest day for Davis, who missed the first three games of the season with a groin injury. The veteran corner played 65 of 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's blowout loss to the Jaguars and has provided some much needed stability to a Colts' secondary depleted by injury.

September 29, 2017 08:16 AM
Colts' Vontae Davis: "Full-go" to make season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) said Thursday that he is a "full-go" to make his season debut Sunday against the Seahawks, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Davis' comments echo the indication that he would return this week, as he was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. His return will be a welcome sight for the Colts, who enter Week 4 ranked 30th in the league in pass defense.

September 28, 2017 03:44 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Full participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) was a full participant at the Colts' practice Wednesday.

Davis was limited in practice last week, but now has participated fully for the first time all season. It bears watching how his practice involvement unfolds Thursday and Friday, but the veteran cornerback looks like he's trending toward making his season debut Sunday against the Seahawks.

September 26, 2017 10:16 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Expects to practice this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) is scheduled to practice and play this week, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Davis was a limited participant in practice last week and was listed as doubtful before sitting out his third consecutive game. The return of their top cornerback could provide a big boost to the Colts as they face off with the Seahawks in Week 4.

September 24, 2017 02:56 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Will watch from sidelines
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

The road to recovery has been tough for Davis, who is lined up to miss his third straight week. His injury adds to the problems in Indy's secondary, as Quincy Wilson (knee) is also out for Sunday's game. Because of this, reserve cornerback Pierre Desir will get the start against the team that drafted him in 2014.

September 22, 2017 08:36 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Doubtful for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Davis was a limited participant in practice this week but will sit out for the third consecutive game. The Colts' secondary is already thin without Davis, and with Quincy Wilson (knee) ruled out and Christopher Milton (hamstring) questionable, they are likely facing some severe depth issues at cornerback against the Browns on Sunday.

September 20, 2017 09:52 PM
Colts' Vontae Davis: Working into drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Davis (groin) is participating in individual drills Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of ESPN 1070 The Fan reports.

It's a good sign that Davis is back on the field even if he's working out by himself. Davis is desperately needed by the Colts' defensive corps, who were able to play well against the Cardinals in Week 2 but are facing more injuries with cornerback Quincy Wilson (knee) questionable for Sunday's game against Cleveland.


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