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Colts are signing former Steelers safety Sean Davis to a one-year deal


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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Colts are signing former Steelers safety Sean Davis to a one-year deal. Davis was a second-round pick by the Steelers in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Maryland.

Davis played five seasons with the Steelers and had a short stint with Washington last season, but was released before the start of the season and re-signed with the Steelers shortly after. Davis has compiled 259 total tackles, 201 of them being solos, five interceptions, 21 passes defended, 11 passes defended, 2.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 64 career games, 42 of which were starts.


Davis only played one game in 2019 after suffering a shoulder injury that placed him on injured reserve. Davis' injury led the Steelers to trade a first-round pick to the Dolphins for Minkah Fitzpatrick. Davis was a reserve player for the Steelers in 2020 and started just one game, and that was the regular-season finale against the Browns when the Steelers were resting a majority of their starters as they already had a playoff spot locked up and there really wasn't anything to play for other than playoff seeding.


Davis started 40 of 47 games in his first three years with the Steelers. He'll add depth to the Colts' safety position and should be a serviceable player on special teams.


Josina Anderson reported yesterday that safety Karl Joseph traveled to Pittsburgh for a visit with the Steelers. Joseph would be a solid replacement for Davis at the safety position.

Joseph was a first-round pick by the Raiders in 2016 and has recorded 303 total tackles, 220 of them being solos, five interceptions, 19 passes defended, three sacks, five quarterback hits, 11 tackles for losses, one forced fumble and five fumble recoveries in 63 career games, 49 of which were starts. Joseph was with the Browns last season and started eight games, but Cleveland decided to not re-sign him.






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