Buffalo’s other starting cornerback, E.J. Gaines, is an unrestricted free agent, and while he performed well last year, Spotrac projects him to make a whole lot of money on the open market.
According to ESPN’s NFL guru Adam Schefter, the Bills hosted an intriguing free agent cornerback option Thursday: two-time Pro Bowler Vontae Davis, 29, who was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November.
Former Colts’ CB Vontae Davis is taking his first free-agent visit today with the Buffalo Bills, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 15, 2018
The Colts released Davis on Nov. 9 after he sought additional medical opinions and opted to have season-ending surgery to deal with an injury to his core.
Earlier this week, Schefter reported that Davis had been cleared from his core injury surgery that occurred late last season.
Davis is expected to be a big-ticket free agent for teams looking to shore up their secondary. The league’s free agency period officially begins March 14, but because Davis was released, he can sign with any team before the 2018 league year officially begins.
Davis would certainly bolster Buffalo’s secondary. In 120 career games over nine seasons with the Colts and Miami Dolphins, Davis has started 112 games, making 395 tackles with 22 interceptions and 106 passes defensed.
Besides Gaines, Leonard Johnson, the team’s top nickle option, is also a free agent, as is dime corner Shareece Wright. Clearly, the Bills have some decisions to make in the secondary. Could Davis be part of their plans?