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Indianapolis Colts release CB Vontae Davis

By Mike Guerrelli
Nov 9, 2017
Indianapolis Colts Vontae Davis

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 23: Vontae Davis #21 of the Indianapolis Colts in action against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Nissan Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Colts defeated the Titans 34-26. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  • The Indianapolis Colts announced they have released cornerback Vontae Davis. His release comes after he did not travel with team to Houston for their Week 9 game. Davis suffered a groin injury during the preseason and had been attempting to play through it. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that he will undergo surgery now to repair the injury.
  • Davis was traded to the Colts by the Miami Dolphins in 2012, and was an elite cornerback initially in Indianapolis. In 2014, he posted a career-high grade of 95.1 and was PFF’s second-ranked cornerback.
  • His played slipped in 2016 while dealing with various injuries, and that continued in 2017 as he struggled playing through the groin injury. Davis played 330 snaps this season, and his 45.2 overall PFF grade ranks 94th of 115 cornerbacks.
  • Davis has allowed 16 receptions for 226 yards and one touchdown this season, and ranks 78th at cornerback with 1.29 yards per cover snap.

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