Every game in the 2012 Preseason has seemed to add another name to the Injured Reserve List. Officially, as of Monday at 5:30 EST, August 27th, Colts have placed OT George Foster, DT Brandon McKinney, and WR Griff Whalen on the IR, ending their seasons. OG Justin Anderson is on the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) List. The NFL mandates all teams to get their teams down to 75 players.
Colts have been banged up by injuries so far in this preseason. After their first par or sub-par performance in the 2012 Preseason, one that has the Colts rebuilding their franchise around a new General Manager, Head Coach, QB, Defense…etc But overall, Colts fans seem satisfied with the direction of the team. Many of them seem optimist about having a 6-8 win season. QB Andrew Luck has displayed the type of maturity and toughness Colts are used to seeing out of their QB. But I digress…
Here’s how the preseason has gone for the Colts when talking about injuries: Already out are two backup linebackers to season-ending knee injuries. Pat Angerer, starting inside linebacker has a fractured foot and is out for SEVERAL more weeks.
Saturday, Colts were without new DE Cory Redding. LB Robert Mathis was out with shoulder injury. And the latest hit was the MRI results of DT Brandon McKinney’s injured ACL. Sadly, Coach Paganohas reported that McKinney will visit the IR, ending his season. McKinney is one of several Colts thattransferred from the Ravens, because of their knowledge of Coach Pagano’s 3-4 defensive system.
So with the frightening site of CB Jerraud Powers waving to come out of the game Sunday vs. Redskins was comforted, because Powers appeared to be okay. He has stated that if it had been a regular season game, he would have stayed in the game. He’s had a great camp. He’s diagnosed with a sprained knee & MRI confirmed this, according to Colts trainers. He is day-to-day according toPagano.
With no clear winner amongst the remaining CB’s, Colts went out and made a deal to find Powers’opposite starting CB. Colts GM got Vontae Davis from the Miami Dolphins.
- #25 overall pick in 2009
- In 44 career games, 148 tackles, 9 int
- Has started every game since entering the NFL
- Colts Pagano describes him as "great cover man, he’s big, he’s physical, and he can run" "we are getting an outstanding player"
BUT…Davis is available for a reason. In camp, Miami questioned his effort and conditioning and he lost his starting job to newcomer Richard Marshall.
Who is Vontae Davis? Hometown is Washington D.C.. He went to Illinois University. He’s 5’11", 205 lbs and has started every game the last 3 years. He is entering his fourth year as a Colt looking to revamp his career.
Why did the Colts make the trade? They’re banged up. They offer someone like Vontae Davis a "new environment". Colts and Vontae Davis have something else in common. They both are looking to rebuild their careers.