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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Colts CB Vontae Davis changing to No. 21

By Mike Wells

INDIANAPOLIS -- First came the new contract. Now comes the number change for Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.

Davis, who signed a four-year $39 million contract with the Colts last month, tweeted Tuesday that he's switching from No. 23 to 21 next season.

Happy to announce that I've changed my jersey to #21. Can't wait to wear it for #COLTSNATION

— Vontae Davis (@VontaeDavis23) April 29, 2014

There's not a lot of recent history with Colts players wearing No. 21. Teddy Williams, Kevin Thomas and Bob Sanders are the players to most recently wear that number, according to

Sanders is the marquee player to wear No. 21. He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. Sanders' problem is that he couldn't stay healthy. He was limited to only eight games total in his final two seasons with the Colts.

Davis doesn't have health issues. He has consistency issues. He has the talent. It's a matter of playing hard every game. Davis had 46 tackles, 12 passes defended and an interception last season.