OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
1 week ago

Davis (groin) was released by the Colts on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Davis had been dealing with a serious groin injury that was about to require season-ending surgery, but rather than place him on IR, the organization decided to part ways entirely. After earning two Pro Bowl selections during his time with the Colts, Davis was in line to hit free agency next season. He'll now be subject to waivers, though his plans to undergo surgery have not changed, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
1 week ago

Davis will undergo season-ending surgery on his groin, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This injury has been lingering with Davis for months, and although he has suited up for five games this season, it's obvious this ailment took a turn for the worst. The ninth-year pro will likely be placed on injured reserve, and since he'll become a free agent after this season, there's no guarantee he returns to Indianapolis when he's healthy. Pierre Desir will take over as as a starter in Davis' absence.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
1 week ago

Davis has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a groin injury, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis didn't travel with the Colts to Houston ahead of their Week 9 win over the Texans under mysterious circumstances, with head coach Chuck Pagano indicating that the cornerback was held out in a "coach's decision" rather than anything related to the groin issue that has bothered him for much of the season. While Davis indicated earlier this week that he would likely return to action Sunday and play through any lingering soreness in the groin, the Colts instead plan to give him only limited reps in practice this week and take the weekend off to rehab the injury. Once Davis returns to action, he may have to settle for a backup role behind Pierre Desir.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 weeks ago

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano indicated that Davis, who didn't travel with the team to Houston for Sunday's win over the Texans, would return to practice and suit up for the Week 10 game against the Steelers, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pagano was evasive when asked about why Davis was left back in Indianapolis for the Week 9 contest, but reiterated the team's stance that Davis' absence was a "coach's decision" and not related to the cornerback's lingering groin injury. Instead, it appears an off-field issue was at the root of Pagano's decision, with the Colts' inability to find a trade suitor for the veteran ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline perhaps serving as a contributing factor. Davis' performance in recent weeks has also left much to be desired, and since he's set to become a free agent in March, it's possible that he'll have to settle for a more minor role on defense going forward, especially after Pierre Desir drew positive reviews for his coverage of star Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins while starting in place of Davis on Sunday.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 weeks ago

Head coach Chuck Pagano indicated Davis (groin) not traveling to Houston was a "coach's decision", Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pagano also said that Davis would be back for Week 10, after surprisingly being ruled out for Sunday's win over the Texans. There has been conflicting reports on the real reasoning behind the move with the 29-year-old's groin injury being cited as the cause, but it appears it will just be a one-week absence for the veteran cornerback, regardless.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 weeks ago

Davis was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans due to a non-injury situation, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News reports.

EDGE Analysis

No specifics are available on the situation as of yet, so it remains unclear if Davis is expected to miss any time beyond Sunday, but he did not travel with the team to Houston. Nate Hairston and Pierre Desir should see significantly increased workloads against the Texans with the absence of the veteran cornerback.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
3 weeks ago

Davis did not participate at the Colts' practice Wednesday, but has not suffered an injury.

EDGE Analysis

It was simply a rest day for Davis, who missed the first three games of the season with a groin injury. The veteran corner played 65 of 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's blowout loss to the Jaguars, and has provided some much needed stability to a Colts' secondary depleted by injury.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 months ago

Davis (groin) said Thursday that he is a 'full-go' to make his season debut Sunday against the Seahawks, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis' comments echo the indication that he would return this week, as he was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. His return will be a welcome sight for the Colts, who enter Week 4 ranked 30th in the league in pass defense.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 months ago

Davis (groin) was a full participant at the Colts' practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was limited in practice last week and now has participated fully for the first time this season. Obviously we'll need to see how practice unfolds the rest of this week, but at this point the veteran cornerback is on track to play against the Seahawks on Sunday.

OUTVontae Davis
DB FA
2 months ago

Davis (groin) is scheduled to practice and play this week, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was a limited participant in practice last week and was listed as doubtful before sitting out his third consecutive game. The return of their top cornerback could provide a big boost as the Colts are set to take on the Seahawks in Week 4.