Teams pursuing Vontae Davis with hope of return for playoffs, report says

Vontae Davis was released during the season, and had been on a free agent tour this winter.

Could Vontae Davis make a comeback later this season?

According to ESPN, a number of teams, including two involved in the playoff chase, have reached out in the interest of pursuing the veteran cornerback with the hope that he can rebound from groin surgery and return for the postseason.

Davis was released by the Colts on Thursday after nearly six seasons with the team and is scheduled to undergo season-ending groin surgery that it is expected to sideline him six to eight weeks. Still, Davis doesn't rule out getting back on the football field this year.

"It is a possibility," a source said of the chance that Davis plays again this season.

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After missing the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury, Davis was held out of the Colts' Week 9 win over the Texans for a what the team announced as a non-injury related issue. He wasn't pleased with the way the move was handled and said he felt more like he was benched than given time to heal.

Davis, 29, was set to become a free agent at the end of the season after signing a four-year contract worth $36 million with Indianapolis. He had been with the Colts since 2012 after the Dolphins originally selected him with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.