Sunday evening, CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora reported that the Colts and their soon-to-be free agent cornerback Vontae Davis were close to a new deal, with fresh ink on this new contract expected by tomorrow (Monday).
However, we now have two new reports conflicting with LaCanfora's nformation. One is provided by Indianapolis Star reporter Stephen Holder while ESPN.com's Mike Wells gifts us the other.
Update: I'm not prepared to say any deal with Vontae Davis is imminent or even close at this moment based on what I've heard. #Colts— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 10, 2014
Just as @HolderStephen noted, I was told saying Vontae Davis and Colts are nearing a deal would be "jumping the gun" at this moment.— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNFL) March 10, 2014
Why are Holder/Wells reporting one thing and LaConfora another? To be fair to all of them, it's possible all these reports are correct. These men are just relaying what their sources are telling them. However, it's a logical guess that one side is talking to Vontae Davis' agent and/or representatives while the other is talking to Colts' management.
It should also be noted that this contract info seemed to take Holder completely by surprise based on what he reported earlier late Saturday evening:
Agents I talked to today didn't have much to report regarding #Colts. Take that for what it's worth. Grigson operates on the down low— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) March 9, 2014
It'll be interesting to see if Davis' deal does get done by Monday. If not, LaCanfora's source(s) will have some explaining to do, I'd think.