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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Sean Davis is signing a one-year deal with the Colts.
Davis played five seasons with the Steelers. He had one fumbled recovery and 11 tackles in 2020 for the Steelers. The Steelers keep losing defensive players but their defense is still set to be one of the best next season. Davis will look to improve next season with the Colts.
Free agent S Sean Davis has signed a one-year, $5M deal with his hometown-team, the Washington Redskins.
Davis missed almost all of the 2019 season due to shoulder surgery. The former 2016 second-round pick out of Maryland has been with the Steelers for all four seasons in the NFL, but now he’ll look to regain his footing with the Redskins.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are transitioning former strong safety Sean Davis to free safety.
The Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac writes the Steelers believe Davis' speed better suits the defense because his range provides a better last line of defense. Davis, who last played the position at Maryland and primarily set at free safety in high school, could see an uptick in the one interception from last year and a decrease in the 71 solo tackles registered in 2017 if he lines up outside the box regularly.
Rookie safety Sean Davis has signed a four-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Drafted in the second round, Davis stands at 6'1", 202 pounds and projects as a strong safety who could play a bit of cornerback and cover opposing tight ends. He should immediately compete to start as a rookie and could be a quality DB2 in IDP leagues as soon as this year.
The Observer-Reporter believes that second-round safety Sean Davis out of Maryland will make for a good fit on the Steelers defense.
Listed at 6'1", 202 pounds, Davis is viewed as a strong safety/cornerback hybrid who could be a versatile chess piece for the team. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has said that Davis will often match up against tight ends, which is good considering the team plays in a division with the likes of Tyler Eifert, Gary Barnidge and Maxx Williams. Expect Davis to contribute immediately and threaten for real fantasy value in IDP leagues.