Vontae Davis Trade Rumor?

Nov 24, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) intercepts a pass intented for Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett (not pictured) on Thanksgiving day at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

This evening, Indianapolis Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay, sent out multiple tweets that suggested his team was discussing a trade for a veteran starter and were willing to give up a “high pick.”

Immediately the rumors began to swirl around Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace.  CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora confidently claims that neither of these players are being discussed by the Colts.

According to the Indianapolis Star, one of their reliable sources told them that the Colts are pursuing a cornerback.  The RavensCary Williams was suggested because he is seeking a new contract and was not satisfied with an offer he received from Baltimore before training camp.  Williams played tonight so many writers are dismissing that he was the target of conversation.

LaCanfora also confirmed that the Colts were not talking to the Cowboys about Mike Jenkins.

This brings us to Rotoworld’s Evan Silva, who suggested that Vontae Davis was the apple of Irsay’s eye.  Is there a rift between Davis and the Miami Dolphins’ coaches and/or front office?  He is currently playing behind Sean Smith and Richard Marshall, which doesn’t make sense unless this is an attempt to motivate Davis.  Coach Joe Philbin has repeatedly argued that the depth chart is not being used to manipulate players, it is a “true” barometer of where players stand.  No matter how well Smith and Marshall have played, Davis is the better player.  Davis appears to have fallen out of favor.

Is Jeff Ireland kicking more tires?  Is there maybe a three-way deal in the works for Mike Wallace?

The Dolphins’ secondary was one of their weaknesses last year.  Would Miami be content with Smith and Marshall as their starters?  Can Nolan Carroll step up in the slot?

Yes, Davis has fallen out of favor but, hopefully, not for long.  Irsay said these type of deals often “fizzle” and if Davis is on the block, I hope it fizzles fast.  Unless of course, the Dolphins are offered a deal they can’t refuse.

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