For cornerback Cassius Vaughn his preparation for this week won’t be any different from any other he has had in his three NFL seasons.
Despite interim head coach/offensive coordinator Bruce Arians saying cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Justin King are ‘day-to-day’ and didn’t practice on Wednesday, Vaughn is staying the course.
“Even if they were here, you’ve got to approach it like you are a starter,” Vaughn said. “You’re a professional. You’ve got to prepare every day like you’re going to play because you never know what situation can pop up in a game and you’ve got to be ready for it.”
Vaughn joined the Colts in late May and has played mostly on special teams during the first three games.
He saw action in the secondary late in the fourth quarter against the Jaguars with extended playing time potentially on the horizon this weekend against one of the premiere passing teams in the league.
“They got a great team,” Vaughn said of the Packers. “We’ve watched them on film and they do a lot of unique things. They are very consistent so we just have to go out there and do what we’ve got to do and put these practices together.”
With facing one of the best passing teams in the league, Vaughn is ready for the task the secondary is going up against on Sunday.
Fellow cornerback Jerraud Powers is a four-year starter for the Colts and Vaughn knows with his inexperience (Vaughn has started three games in his career) he might be tested a bit more on Sunday.
“You have to accept that challenge and be ready for it. I didn’t come here not to be challenged at all,” Vaughn said.
“I look forward to it because you never know how good you are until you go up against the best and for years they’ve been the best. They’ve got a great group of receivers and quarterback so you got to go out there and be ready.”
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The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive end Clifton Geathers to the practice squad. The Colts released nose tackle Nicolas Jean-Baptiste from the practice squad.
Geathers, 6-7, 325 pounds, has appeared in seven career games, including five last season with the Dallas Cowboys. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Browns on September 4, 2010 before being acquired from waivers by the Miami Dolphins a day later.
Geathers was waived by the Dolphins on September 13 and was signed to the practice squad on September 15. He was released from the practice squad on September 18 and signed back to the practice squad on September 21. Geathers was then elevated to the 53-man active roster on October 23 and played in one game before being waived on November 26.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Geathers on November 27 and waived him on December 7. He was then acquired from waivers by the Cowboys on December 8 and re-signed with the team on April 20, 2012 before being waived on August 31.
Jean-Baptiste was signed to the Colts practice squad on September 18, 2012.
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