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DAVIS READY TO HIT THE FIELD WITH HIS TEAMMATES ON SUNDAY

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 19, 2012 – 9:27 am

A welcoming sign to Colts fans this week is cornerback Vontae Davis’ name appearing as a full participant in practice the past two days.

Davis has missed the past two games after injuring his ankle late in a Week 3 loss to the Jaguars.

Last week, Davis was active against the Jets but was only going to be used in an emergency situation.

Now after a full week of practice, Davis is ready to get back on the playing field.

“I’m just fortunate to be back with my teammates and getting back in and learning the defense, trying to make plays,” Davis said.

“I’m taking it one day at a time. Just trying to get better as a player, help my teammates win. But I’m feeling pretty good and as it gets closer to the game, I should feel better.”

The Colts secondary has remained in tact without Davis the past few weeks, and the unit ranks third in the NFL allowing 200 yards passing per game.

Davis said he is feeling more comfortable the more he practices and he knows if you aren’t completely healthy, then opposing teams will take advantage.

“You need to be pretty close to (100 percent) (laughing),” Davis said. “Corner is one those positions where you have to be as close to 100 percent as possible.”

“(Wednesday) was the test. It’s getting better. I’ve got a couple of days to stay on it, just try and get ready for Sunday.”

Cornerback Cassius Vaughn has started in place of Davis the past two weeks and has been a part of a Colts secondary that has allowed just 203 yards passing over the team’s last six quarters.

Davis expected to be in the fold, the secondary will by far have the healthiest Colts defensive unit on Sunday.

The Browns have eight different receivers that have caught at least nine passes this season and Davis recognizes the task but believes his teammates are focused in trying to even the Colts record at 3-3.

“Every week, you have to come out and play with a sense of urgency,” Davis said. “Whatever team comes out ready to play, you’ve got to match each team’s intensity. That’s the key, intensity.”

 


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