ver the coming days and weeks, we'll be taking a look at the Colts' impending free agents, those players whose contracts will be expiring in a little more than a month. That means the team will soon be making decisions on their futures, choices that in some cases are not cut and dried. Money is a factor. So, too, is a player's role on the team and the depth at his particular position.

Negotiations will start to heat up in the coming weeks, and free agents are free to sign with other teams beginning March 11. So, keep checking back for the latest installment as we'll have frequent updates to this series.

Today's free agent is one who you'll be hearing quite a lot about.

VONTAE DAVIS

Position: Cornerback

Height, weight: 5-11, 204 pounds

Seasons: 5

Last contract: 5 years, $11.25 million

Key statistics: 1 interception, 12 passes defensed, 48 tackles

Why he'll stay: His man-to-man coverage skills are essential to the Colts' aggressive defensive scheme and are hard to come by in today's NFL.

Why he won't: If the sides struggle to agree to a deal, Davis has the luxury of knowing he'll fetch good offers on the open market. If a team floors him with a sizable contract, he could bolt.

Summary: Davis tied a career-low in 2013 with one interception, but his value has never been measured in that manner. He's a cover man, plain and simple, the best the Colts have and one of the best in the NFL. The Colts relied on his abilities on a regular basis, never hesitating to pair him, often without help, against the best receivers in the NFL (Damaryius Thomas, Mike Wallace and Andre Johnson to name a few). If the Colts fail to agree to terms with Davis, they'll be faced with the prospect of having to replace him with a player who might not be as good and could be less invested in the team. Davis, meanwhile, has grown quite fond of the Colts' players and coaches after an unmemorable experience with the Dolphins his first three seasons. He is adamant that he wishes to stay in Indy.