Vontae Davis visiting Browns

The Browns have a need at cornerback and are bringing in a potential option for a visit on Friday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report that the team was bringing in former Colts cornerback Vontae Davis for a visit as the 29 year old is taking a free agency tour.

Davis recently visited the Buffalo Bills earlier this week.

The two-time Pro Bowl corner was released by the Indianapolis Colts in November after missing the first half of the season with a nagging groin injury which he then elected to have surgery on.

Prior to the injury, Davis was one of the top corners in the NFL with back to back Pro Bowl selections in 2014 and 2015.

A former first round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009, Davis has 393 tackles, 97 passes defended and 22 interceptions over his nine year career.

It’s unknown how interested he is in Cleveland or how interested the team is in Davis but it would be an intriguing short term signing for both sides.

Davis needs to prove to people he can still perform on a high level before a team gives him another long term contract.

Cleveland with nearly $110 million dollars in cap space and a glaring need in the secondary, the two sides could come to a deal if the interest is mutual. A one year prove it type deal would work for both sides.

Davis would join Jason McCourty as the other starting corner unless McCourty makes a transition to free safety and could still give the Browns the option to pursue corners in free agency such as Trumaine Johnson or Malcolm Butler or in the draft such as Minkah Fitzpatrick, Denzel Ward or Josh Jackson.


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