Colts Release Cornerback Vontae Davis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 08: Marquise Goodwin
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 08: Marquise Goodwin /

After a week of chaos surrounding Vontae Davis, the Colts have decided to release the former Pro Bowl cornerback.

The Colts announced that Vontae Davis would not play in last week’s game in Houston due to a non-injury related issue.

When answering questions in the postgame press conference, Chuck Pagano would only say that Davis’ benching was a result of a “coach’s decision”. Chris Ballard then told the media that Davis was not playing at a high level, and the Colts’ organization did not believe he was injured.

Davis then turned the tables on the whole situation when it was reported that he requires surgery on a groin injury that ended his 2016 season, kept him out for the first three games of this season, and has continued to bother him ever since.

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Davis has reportedly decided to undergo season-ending groin surgery.

The Colts have responded to that news by releasing the two-time Pro Bowler during the final year of his contract.

It was unlikely that Davis would decide to re-sign with the team after this whole fiasco, and he vented his frustrations about the situation after he was benched for the Houston game.

Davis had been one of the few bright spots on a defense that has really struggled over the years, but he has never been the same shutdown cornerback after his groin started to affect his play in 2016.

Davis will now be available on the waiver wire, but there probably won’t be a team that wants to pick up the remaining money on his contract if he chooses to undergo season-ending surgery.

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