There was initially some doubt regarding the status of Indianapolis Colts No. 1 corner Vontae Davis for this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans, as he did not practice on Wednesday and played coy when asked about his chances of playing against the Titans. But Davis returned to the practice field on Thursday, and his ability to practice today sealed the fact that he will be playing. The Colts have officially listed Davis as probable, so there’s no doubt that he’ll be out there.
However, the Colts will once again be without Greg Toler, who continues to miss games with a nagging injury. According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Toler has been ruled out for this week’s game, meaning that Toler will miss his fifth straight game of the season. He was a solid offseason signing for the Colts and has been a major upgrade as the No. 2 CB to Jerraud Powers when he is healthy, but it’s been disappointing to see that Toler can’t stay healthy.
Toler’s groin injury has really hurt the Colts pass defense, because they just don’t have much depth at corner. Hopefully he is healthy soon, and the good news is that Colts head coach Chuck Pagano stated that Toler could play in next week’s huge matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. It would be about time Toler returned to the field, but I still think it’s safe to say that free-agent Toler-Powers swap with the Arizona Cardinals has worked in the Colts favor.
It’s certainly great to hear that Davis’s groin injury isn’t an issue at all, because it would have been a catastrophe for the Colts to lose both starting corners. Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t Drew Brees or anything, but he has been hot of late and has quality options in the passing game.