Safety Akeem Davis Signs Exclusive Rights Tender with Colts
Perhaps lost in Wednesday’s shuffle, Indianapolis Colts safety Akeem Davis signed his exclusive rights tender with the team and will be returning for another go around.
Of course, since he was under the “exclusive rights” designation, Davis didn’t have much leverage at the negotiation table–as it either was sign with the Colts or don’t play at all next season for any NFL team.
Originally claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks late last season, the 3-year veteran appeared in 3 games for the Colts on special teams.
With the team having lost safeties Dwight Lowery (Chargers) and Colt Anderson (Bills) in free agency, there’s definitely some open spots on the depth chart at the position for Davis to stick around. He’s always been highly regarded for his special teams ability, and that’s likely where he’ll have to make his mark to earn a spot on next season’s 53-man roster.
He figures to compete with fellow safeties Winston Guy, as well as Dezmen Southward–who spent last season on the team’s practice squad for backup duties.
Prior to joining the Colts, Davis spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins organizations. The 6’1″, 200 pound safety was originally signed as a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Memphis.