Colts Waive Veteran CB Vontae Davis

The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that they’ve placed CB Vontae Davis on waivers.

Should a team claim Davis off of waivers, they would owe him $4.235 million for the remainder of the season.

However, Stephen Holder of the Indy Star reported last night that Davis was likely going to undergo season-ending surgery after seeking additional medical opinions regarding his lingering groin injury.

Ian Rapoport confirms that this doesn’t change anything in regards to his surgery, so his season is over.

For what it’s worth, the Bills were among the teams that showed some interest in Davis ahead of the trade deadline, according to Tom Pelissero.

Colts HC Chuck Pagano decided to bench Davis for Week 9 for what he called a coaches decision and adding that the cornerback “hasn’t played very well.”

However, Davis told reporters that he felt “disrespected” by Pagano’s decision to bench him for last week’s game.

“I’ve been here six years,” Davis said, via Holder. “We’ve had similar situations where I played hurt. These things happen. And I never got confronted and (no one) said, ‘Your play has slipped.’ Nothing. I was playing at a level that was acceptable. 

“But now, my play slips and this? They should have come to me way earlier and said, ‘Vontae, you’re not yourself. You’re not playing well.’ I told the trainers my groin was not responding.”

Davis, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2009. He spent three years in Miami before he was traded to the Colts for the 2012 season.

Davis is currently in the final year of his four-year, $36 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $9 million for the 2017 season.

In 2017, Davis has appeared in four games and recorded 17 tackles, no interceptions and a pass defense.


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