Bills cornerback quits and retires in middle of game

Vontae Davis broke his silence for the first time since abruptly retiring from the Buffalo Bills yesterday. "I certainly appreciate the way he worked when he was in here but we're moving forward as a football team". "He communicated to us that he was done", McDermott revealed after a 31-20 loss. Hours later, he released a statement that reality had hit him about his physical capability to continue playing the game.

"It's more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to wilfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late", he added.

Cornerback Vontae Davis, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Bills earlier this year, did something most only dream about. During an appearance on "Get Up!" on Monday, Ryan shredded Davis.


One half after a 47-3 shellacking at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Bills trailed the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime.

Davis said he meant no disrespect to his teammates and coaches, but that physically, he could no longer play at the standard he set for himself. "I wish I had a better answer".

When asked specifically if it was still a week-to-week situation McDermott said "I don't plan on that being the case". "I thought he did some good things".

  • Steve Townsend