Colts cut Vontae Davis

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Vontae Davis is done in Indianapolis.

The Colts announced today that they have released Davis, after a bizarre week in which he was made inactive with the team claiming it was not injury related while Davis said his groin injury continued to be a problem.

Davis will now go on waivers, where any team can claim him, although if the reports that he needs season-ending groin surgery are true, that may make teams decide there’s no reason to claim him.

Also important to any team considering claiming Davis is that he is in the final year of his four-year, $36 million contract, and his base salary this season is $9 million. It’s hard to believe any team would want to pick up the balance of that salary if Davis isn’t even healthy enough to play.

55 responses to “Colts cut Vontae Davis

  1. Colts continue to spend that extra effort to prove that they and not the Browns are the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL.

  2. .
    With Martellus Bennett’s mystery shoulder and now Davis’ questionable groin, one has to wonder if we are entering a new era of “fake news – football edition”.
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  3. jrbdmb says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:18 am
    Colts continue to spend that extra effort to prove that they and not the Browns are the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL.
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    I don’t know, the new GM might be trying to do a good job. I can always understand cutting a player who has quit on the team. Unfortunately for the new GM, he may always be hamstrung by the Colts ignorant owner.

  4. I’m waiting for the media tyo blame Roger Goodell and/or president Trump. I hope to God that the real reason is that Davis took a knee during the anthem.
    Guess what NFL players, you had better enjoy the salary you make in the NFL b/c you sure as hell won’t make that kind of money in real life with those “cultural studies” degrees.

  5. Suspiciuos injuries claimbed by davis and bennet. Maybe the new football, team is losing, claim an injury thats hard to prove you dont have, sit on the bench, collect the big bucks and if you getcut tell them you didnt play dyring the loses only the wins so you get mo mooney

  6. Vontae Davis’ play was an insult to the to the men who sweat and sacrificed so the organization could proudly wave the banner which reads ‘AFC Playoff Participant’

  7. The Colts still owe him his entire salary. Why not put him on IR instead of cutting him. Then in the offseason he leaves as a free agent and maybe the Colts can get a compensatory 5th round pick if he signs with another team.

    It costs nothing to do that and can lead to a free extra draft pick.

  8. Colts botch another stars injury, how can you have players trust you and want to play for you when you treat your best players this way when they get hurt? Why would anyone want to be part of this organization at this point?

  9. I’ll be glad not to be there being released,an owner that’s a clown,a shaky roster,an injured QB,a lame duck coach..etc….

  10. Its a good business move. He wasn’t going to play anyway due to season-ending surgery. His play has declined and since it was the last year of his contract, he would have not been resigned. Save the money and the poisoning of the locker room and let him go. That’s what the Colts did – good move.

  11. Bring him back to Miami if and only he clears waivers and you can sign him to something under $5 mil.

    Joe Philbin, like he did with anyone who had a personality, traded him away because he wasn’t vanilla enough for his roster.

  12. arclight1972 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:46 am
    The Colts still owe him his entire salary.
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    Wrong.
    They don’t owe him crap once he gets signed by another team.

  13. megnailsit says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Seems the Colts were trying to game the Injury Report again and Vontae didn’t want to play along.

    12 3 Rate This

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    Goodell will do absolutely nothing.

  14. The Colts medical department leaves a lot to be desired. Between this and the ongoing Luck saga it sounds like they have no idea who is hurt or how badly.

  15. irkjames says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:00 am
    Bring him back to Miami if and only he clears waivers and you can sign him to something under $5 mil.

    Joe Philbin, like he did with anyone who had a personality, traded him away because he wasn’t vanilla enough for his roster.
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    No. He was not producing, couldn’t grasp the scheme and showed up drunk for work more than once.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:22 am
    megnailsit says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Seems the Colts were trying to game the Injury Report again and Vontae didn’t want to play along.

    12 3 Rate This

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    Goodell will do absolutely nothing.
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    Gotta do something wrong first…….eh, Ty?

  17. crush22 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:53 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:22 am
    megnailsit says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:40 am
    Seems the Colts were trying to game the Injury Report again and Vontae didn’t want to play along.

    12 3 Rate This

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    Goodell will do absolutely nothing.
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    Gotta do something wrong first…….eh, Ty?

    0 0 Rate This

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    Actually, Goodell has testified in a federal court that is not the case at all. Article 46 gives him the power to lie, cheat, steal and defame.

    Have you been asleep the last few years?

  18. crush22 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:09 am
    arclight1972 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:46 am
    The Colts still owe him his entire salary.
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    Wrong.
    They don’t owe him crap once he gets signed by another team.

    2 0 Rate This

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    Umm, who is going to sign a guy who needs groin surgery? How dumb are you out there in Indianaland?

    My goodness.

    They owe him a remaining 4.5 million this year for not even being available.

  19. mogogo1 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 10:24 am
    The Colts medical department leaves a lot to be desired. Between this and the ongoing Luck saga it sounds like they have no idea who is hurt or how badly.

    8 1 Rate This

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    Deflategate Karma working swimmingly.

  20. Smart move…saves them money…dont have to pay once another team signs = Typical blowhards who dont realize they WILL have to pay him b/c no team is going to sign and pay a player who isnt going to play this year.

  21. 1historian says:
    November 9, 2017 at 11:42 am
    From a fan of the BALTIMORE Colts:

    heh-heh
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    Maybe your city shouldn’t have tried to take away the team from the owner, eh?
    #youdugyourowngrave

  22. Claim him, Ted.

    He spent 2 years with Mike Nolan. Maybe he can teach Dom Capers what a 3-4 is supposed to look like.

    At the very least, its time to start churning your roster.

  23. While I take some solace in the post DeFamegate struggles of The Dolts, I must say, most of the players they part with seem to go on to crap out with other teams as well. So there’s that….maybe hang a another banner…

  24. I saw 3 posts that included a comment about “the banner”. I thought it was gone, that it was only there for one year.

    Serious question, is it still there or was it really removed after one year?

    Terripet, do you know?

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