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.
Coming off a pair of injury-derailed seasons, Davis is now recovered from season-ending surgery to repair a core injury and represents a quality signing for an up-and-coming Bills secondary that already features 2017 second-team All-Pro safety Micah Hyde along with Pro Football Focus' second-highest-graded cornerback, Tre'Davious White. However, even though he should immediately slide into the starting lineup, Davis has historically struggled to post enough tackles to belong in the top tiers of fantasy defensive backs.
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.
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.
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.
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