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Report: Colts, Vontae Davis closing in on a contract

Vontae Davis, Cecil Shorts

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) intercepts a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts (84) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Colts beat the Jaguars 37-3.(AP Photo/Stephen Morton)


Another top-end free agent appears poised to re-sign with his current club.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, the Colts and cornerback Vontae Davis are “nearing a deal” that’s anticipated to be completed on Monday.

The 25-year-old Davis is the second-ranked cornerback and the No. 7 overall player on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100. He started all 16 games for the Colts in 2013, notching 46 tackles, defending 12 passes and recording one interception.

Were the 5-foot-11, 204-pound Davis to hit the market, his age, athleticism and size would work in his favor. However, the Colts, who surrendered a second-round pick to acquire Davis from Miami in 2012, are reportedly on the verge of keeping him in the fold.