INDIANAPOLIS — Colts cornerback Vontae Davis is week-to-week with right medial ankle sprain, coach Chuck Pagano announced Monday.
Davis was seen walking out of the locker room with a cast on his right foot. He is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances.
As for the line, they say they block the same regardless of the runner.
“It’s going to be about him getting in and learning the system and learning the way that other backs do it so it’s uniform across the board,” center Travis Frederick said. “For us, it doesn’t really change. There’s not a ton of back and forth there. But we’re excited to get him back. I think he can bring a lot to the team.”
Just as Elliott and the rest of the rookies have to earn the stars on their helmets, they also have to earn a spot in the new locker room at The Star. The rookies are in a side locker room, out of sight from the rest of the room.
Payton was asked if the team is making a conscious effort to limit expectations with Thomas, who has generated so much buzz this summer.
“No, I’ve got high expectations for him,” Payton quickly responded. “Listen, I think he’s gonna contribute early. I don’t follow fantasy football, but shoot, I’d try to have him. I think he’s gonna do well.”
Payton has tried to keep Thomas in check in one area — stressing that he would like to see a few less one-handed catches after Thomas has been swept up in the Odell Beckham Jr. “epidemic.”
But other than that, Payton and the Saints’ quarterbacks have raved about the second-round draft pick from Ohio State this summer. He has quickly earned their trust with his ability to make difficult catches and win in traffic.
“They are all going to play an equal amount,” Kubiak said. “I have to sit here and think about how much I’m going to play the starters, so that’ll have a lot to do with how I play them. I’m going to see how much I’m going to play our starters in the game. I’ll make that decision later in the week.”