While giving up on a first-round pick so quickly doesn't speak well to Ireland's drafting ability, the GM is spinning it as dealing from a position of strength:
"I feel very good about Sean Smith, Richard Marshall, Nolan Carroll, the development of Jimmy Wilson, Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones," Ireland said. "I believe that's a pretty good nucleus of players."
Davis had clearly worn out his welcome after numerous run-ins with the coaching staff over his maturity and attitude. In 2012, he had 43 tackles, 4 INT's and 9 pass deflections while starting 12 games.