INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with cornerback Vontae Davis.
“We are very pleased to announce that Vontae Davis will remain part of the Colts family,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He is a rare talent at 25 years of age who is still ascending as a player. We are excited to see him reach new heights in his career and help us attain our ultimate goal.”
Davis started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2013 and recorded 48 tackles (42 solo), a career-high 13 passes defensed and one interception. In two postseason games (one start), he posted four solo tackles. In 2012, Davis started all 10 games he appeared in and compiled 53 tackles (40 solo), seven passes defensed, three interceptions and a sack. He earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 17 against Houston after intercepting two passes and adding a career-high three passes defensed.
For his five-year NFL career, Davis has competed in 70 games (62 starts) and has totaled 243 tackles (208 solo), 52 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble. Since 2009, his interception total ranks tied for 10th in the AFC, while his passes defensed total ranks 12th in the conference.
Davis was acquired by the Colts in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on August 26, 2012. He was originally selected by the Dolphins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of the University of Illinois.