The Buffalo Bills agreed Monday to a one-year authentic nba jerseys wholesale deal with free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis, the team announced.
Davis’ one-year deal with the Bills will pay him $5 million with playing-time incentives that can increase it to $8 million, a source said. The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed. NFL Network first reported Davis’ compensation Tuesday.
Davis announced his decision in a tweet Monday evening after visiting several teams over the past two weeks.
Besides the Bills, Davis also made free-agent visits with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.
Davis was medically cleared earlier authentic nfl jerseys wholesale this month following core injury surgery that was performed late last season.
The Bills’ signing of Davis means they will not be expected to re-sign starting cornerback E.J. Gaines when he becomes an unrestricted free agent March 14.
Davis, 29, was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 9 after he sought additional medical opinions and opted to have season-ending surgery. The Colts made an announcement that Davis would not make the trip with the team on the Saturday before Indianapolis’ Week 9 game against the Houston Texans, saying the decision wasn’t related to an injury.
Before he was released, Davis said he felt disrespected when the Colts left him behind. He said he hadn’t played well in 2017 because he was still dealing with the groin injury he suffered against Pittsburgh in the third preseason game, which caused him to miss the first three weeks of the regular season.
In 120 career games spanning nine seasons with the Colts and Dolphins, Davis, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, has made 112 starts with 395 tackles, 22 interceptions and 106 passes defensed.
The Buffalo Bills took a big step toward ensuring their secondary remains the strength that it was last season by agreeing to contract terms with free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis Monday night.
Davis first broke the news on Twitter with Youth Indianapolis Colts Vontae Davis Nike Royal Blue Team Color Game Jersey a Bills Mafia hashtag.
Shortly thereafter, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that Davis and the Bills agreed to a one-year contract.
Davis had visited the Bills and four other NFL teams: the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.
His signing would seemingly make it unlikely that the Bills would retain cornerback E.J. Gaines, who is due to become a free agent next month. Gaines joined the Bills last August as part of the trade that sent wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams. He started 11 games opposite rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White, who started 16. Gaines played well enough that he likely would attract some attention in the open market.
Leonard Johnson, another Bills cornerback who played on a one-year contract last season, authentic nhl jerseys started seven games last season. He presumably wouldn’t be quite as in demand as a free agent.
The Indianapolis Colts released Davis, 29, last November after he elected to have season-ending groin surgery. That was apparently against the Colts’ wishes; he reportedly has been cleared to return to football activities.
Davis, who entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009, spent the past six years with the Colts.
He played in only five games last season before having a falling out with the team over his injury, which originally occurred in the preseason. Davis missed the first three games of the regular season, then returned to start five games in October.
The situation reached critical mass when the Colts left Davis home for a Nov. 5 game at Houston. Coach Chuck Pagano, who since has been fired and replaced by former Bills quarterback Frank Reich, announced that the decision was not injury related.
Davis disputed Pagano’s account in an interview with the Indianapolis Star. The cornerback said he felt “disrespected” by coach’s handling of the situation.
In 112 career starts, Davis has been credited with 395 tackles, 22 interceptions and 106 passes defensed.
The 5-foot-11, 207-pound Davis made the Pro Bowl in 2014 and 2015.