The Buffalo Bills are getting a head start on free agency by reportedly hosting Vontae Davis for a visit on Thursday. The corner last played with the Colts.
A free agent visit isn’t a done deal by any means, which should slow down the speculation surrounding the visit today between the Buffalo Bills and Vontae Davis.
Adam Schefter first reporter the news via Twitter.
Davis is likely going to have more meetings as the month goes on, but he is an intriguing option for Buffalo considering E.J. Gaines is set to be a free agent.
Davis played with the Colts from 2012-2017 and has been elected to two Pro Bowls in his eight-year career. He is coming off an injury that got him released by the Colts, but it appears he is back and well considering he is taking visits.
It never hurts to take visits with free agents who are former Pro Bowlers, so it is good to see the Bills doing their due diligence. The injury concern is notable, but if he is cleared after his surgery as Mike Rodak states in the above tweet, there should be nothing to worry about.
Something to note is that Davis can sign immediately because he was released during the 2017 season. So if the meeting went well, we could be hearing about a deal soon. However, the Bills may want to spend some time negotiating with their own free agents before making a move.
Signing an older corner is always risky, which is what could hold up a deal for a Bills team looking to become a real contender. Cap space isn’t too limited, but it is not at the level of a team like the Cleveland Browns, who are able to spend big on several players.
What do you think of Davis? Do you think the Bills should take a chance on the former Pro Bowler, or are his injuries too big of a concern?