Vontae Davis, Coby Fleener out again for Colts this week

AP

The Colts have gotten into the habit of ruling out cornerback Vontae Davis and tight end Coby Fleener early in the week and it isn’t a habit they’re ready to break just yet.

Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that both players will miss this week’s game against the Patriots. According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, both players have a chance to be ready to play in Week 12 but they are still trying to recover from the injuries that forced them out in the first place.

Davis has been hampered by a knee injury that’s kept him out for the last two weeks. It’s the second injury that’s forced him out so far this season, he missed two games with a foot injury earlier in the year, and he’s played just twice since Week Three. With Jerraud Powers hitting injured reserve earlier this week, the Colts will likely start Darius Butler and Cassius Vaughn at the corners against New England.

Fleener has also missed the last two games thanks to a shoulder injury he suffered in Week Eight against the Titans. The second-round pick is fifth on the team with 21 catches this season and fellow rookie Dwayne Allen will continue to see more time with Fleener out of the lineup.

8 responses to “Vontae Davis, Coby Fleener out again for Colts this week

  1. Darius Butler coming up against his former team. This is an opportunity to see whether the Patriots’ secondary shortcomings are a result of sub-par talent or sub-par coaching. Butler played well last week, but maybe it was just a flash in the pan. If he proves that he can be even a solid starter, it could be a reflection on poor secondary coaching and player development for the Pats.

  2. tbd3,

    What happened to Butler in Jacksonville since he has spent the last two season’s on their roster?

    I have a feeling that BB knows exactly how to attack Butler’s weakness.

  3. @tbd3

    This is an opportunity to see whether the Patriots’ secondary shortcomings are a result of sub-par talent or sub-par coaching.
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    So this back-ups game is going to determine all that??

    LOL he’s not going to be going against Blaine Gabbert again dude. Brady play with him like a kitten and a ball of string. And regardless of what kind of game he has. It has no reflection on the Patriots coaching staff. Fool.

  4. The odds of us (Colts) winning this game at Foxboro right now are probably pretty slim. I’d rather see them fully recover so we can have them for the rest of the season versus returning and risking re-injury to give us a slightly better chance of winning this one game.

  5. tbd3 You forgot to add the Jags and Panthers coaching staffs. I believe the colts are his 4th team.

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