The Colts will be without veteran cornerback Vontae Davis on Sunday versus the Texans.
Davis will not make the trip to Houston this week as he has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Texans for a non-injury related reason. No other information is available at this time regarding Davis’ status.
Davis, in his sixth year with Indianapolis, has already missed 3 games this season with a significant groin injury to start the year. He returned in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. On the season, Davis has 21 tackles and 2 passes defended.
Pierre Desir is likely to draw the starting nod at cornerback opposite the returning Rashaan Melvin, who missed the past two games with a concussion. Desir started in place of Davis in Week 3 versus the Browns, and for Melvin last week against the Bengals.
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Davis, who’s contract expires at season’s end, was said to be the subject of trade talks earlier this week. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, at least two teams had contacted the Colts about possibly trading for the defensive back’s services.
Davis is likely to move on from the Indianapolis Colts in the off-season, regardless of the situation regarding Sunday’s benching. The Colts’ secondary is undergoing a renovation with the draft additions of Malik Hooker, Nate Hairston and Quincy Wilson.
Hooker and WIlson will also be missing from Sunday’s contest against Houston. Hooker is out for the season with torn ligaments in his knee, and Wilson has been inactive for several weeks due to a nagging knee injury.
With the attrition in the secondary, DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller could rack up some major yards this weekend.