Dolphins Will Not Receive 6th Round Pick in Vontae Davis Trade

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Just before the regular season started, the Miami Dolphins traded cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts. In return, they received a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and a conditional sixth round pick. With the regular season complete, the conditions for the sixth round pick were not met, and the Dolphins will not get the extra pick.

The Miami Dolphins traded their 2009 first round draft pick, cornerback Vontae Davis, to the Indianapolis Colts during this past preseason. Davis had fallen out of favor with the Dolphins' coaching staff, being moved from his starting position into a reserve/nickel cornerback slot.

As was seen on the Dolphins' season of Hard Knocks back in August, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson called Miami GM Jeff Ireland to discuss the availability of Davis. Grigson originally offered a sixth round pick for Davis, which Ireland would not even consider. Eventually, the deal worked down to a second round pick and a conditional sixth rounder. With that offer, Ireland asked head coach Joe Philbin what was better for the team, keeping Davis or getting the picks. With Philbin's input, Ireland agreed to the trade, let Grigson know it was done, then found out that Davis wanted to call his grandmother.

Now, with the NFL regular season complete, the "conditional" sixth round pick will not be given to the Dolphins. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the condition that had to be met was Davis playing 65% of the Colts' defensive snaps this year.

Davis missed six games this season with a sprained left knee, causing him to play fewer than the 65% threshold and allowing the Colts to maintain the sixth round pick.

In the 10 games he played, Davis tallied 51 tackles and three interceptions.

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