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Colts release Pro Bowl CB Vontae Davis

Cut comes after Davis elects for groin surgery

The Indianapolis Colts released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis, the team announced Thursday.

The move comes one day after multiple outlets reported that Davis would have season-ending groin surgery. The 29-year-old reportedly had been seeking additional medical opinions before accepting the decision to have surgery.

"I had a groin tear that I dealt with," Davis said, per ESPN. "I got different opinions on it. One doctor said I should have had surgery, other doctor told me to let it heal. I took the let-it-heal approach. I came back, and probably came back a little too early, and in the process I probably hurt my teammates."

Davis told reporters that he felt disrespected with the Colts leaving him behind for last weekend's game at Houston. Coach Chuck Pagano said after the game that leaving Davis behind was a coach's decision.

Davis, who was acquired from Miami in a trade on Aug. 26, 2012, was a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 and 2015. He has 22 career interceptions and 399 total tackles in 120 career games with the Dolphins and Colts.

Pierre Desir started against the Texans and is expected to occupy that role with Indianapolis for the remainder of the season.


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