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Buster Davis likely to start at MLB for Colts

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Brackett hurt is leg not sure how bad yet

 

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I know he came into the game with a hammy.

just reported as an ankle injury with a questionable return

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ESPN is reporting broken bone in leg, minimum two weeks.

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ESPN is reporting broken bone in leg, minimum two weeks.

Kieaho will slide over to MLB and Hagler will play WLB

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(KFFL) The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said LB Buster Davis will start at middle linebacker while LB Gary Brackett (leg) is out of the lineup.

 

Rotoworld reports the same.

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(KFFL) The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy said LB Buster Davis will start at middle linebacker while LB Gary Brackett (leg) is out of the lineup.

 

Rotoworld reports the same.

man that comes out of left field...I will see what I can find but that is somewhat shocking

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this is where the buster davis part is coming from....I will do some additional digging

 

http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/...st-2-games.html

 

Colts' Brackett Out At Least 2 Games

 

The Indianapolis Colts are to be without middle linebacker Gary Brackett for at least two games.

 

The team announced that Brackett suffered a cracked bone in his lower right leg during Sunday's triumph over the Cleveland Browns.

 

He is to be replaced in the lineup by Buster Davis, who was signed in September after being released by the Detroit Lions.

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here you go: http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7...78-c79414eea3c7

 

Wednesday, December 3

DAVIS LIKELY TO START

By John Oehser - Colts.com

 

Second-Year Linebacker May Start in Middle Against Cincinnati, Dungy Says

INDIANAPOLIS – Buster Davis has played in two games this season.

 

This past Sunday, when the starter at his position – defensive captain Gary Brackett – sustained a fibula injury, Davis was inactive and unavailable.

 

That likely will change Sunday. In a big way.

 

Davis, a second-year veteran acquired off waivers shortly before the season, likely will start at middle linebacker in Brackett’s place Sunday against Cincinnati, Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said Wednesday.

 

“We’re going to just roll that way, and see how things go,” Dungy said Wednesday as the Colts (8-4) prepared to play the Bengals (1-10-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.We’ll probably start the game with Buster playing middle and Freddy (Keiaho) playing will (weakside), but we’ll see.

“I think Buster is going to be able to handle things fine. We’ll see how practice is. If he has any problems, we can put Freddy in there, but right now, our plan is to leave everybody where they are and play the next man.”

 

Keiaho, a starting outside linebacker the first 12 games of the season, played middle in Brackett’s Sunday with Davis inactive for the 10th time in 12 games since joining the Colts off waivers from Detroit shortly before the preseason.

 

Davis, who played collegiately

at Florida State, originally was a third-round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, who waived him shortly before the 2007 regular season. He spent last season on the Detroit Lions’ practice squad, playing in one game.

 

“He’s a powerful guy,” Dungy said of Davis. “He has done a good job on the look squad. We’ve played a few defenses like ours and he has gotten a chance to play in practice. He hasn’t gotten much of a chance to play in the games, but he has done a good job.”

 

Dungy said the linebacker situation is similar to that at safety when the Colts played host to Cincinnati late in the 2006 season. In that game, neither starting safety – Bob Sanders or Antoine Bethea – was able to play, and reserve Matt Giordano and Dexter Reid played in a 34-16 Colts victory.

 

“They made their first start and they played pretty well,” Dungy said. “We thought about shifting guys in and moving (cornerback) Kelvin Hayden and things like that. We ended up just playing the guys who had practiced there the most and they did a good job.

 

“We can look at that and think that’s the blueprint.”

 

Brackett, a starter in 12 games this season and 58 of a possible 60 games since 2005, likely will miss “at least a couple of weeks,” Dungy said. Brackett has been the defensive captain since 2006.

 

Dungy said the Colts did not consider placing Brackett on the injured reserve list, a move that would end his season.

 

“Our hope is he’ll be back and ready to play,” Dungy said. “So, we’re just going to fight through it short-handed until he gets back. . . . Your middle linebacker is kind of like your quarterback, so it’s like playing with a new quarterback in there. Gary does a lot in terms of communication on the field.

 

“He has been a leader for us, a captain, so it will be an adjustment playing without him, but we’ll get through it.”

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straight from the coaches mouth...but it still looks like there is a bit of risk if you start Davis

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I highlighted Davis in my IDP Deep Sleeper piece a few weeks ago. Let's see if he pans out.

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I highlighted Davis in my IDP Deep Sleeper piece a few weeks ago. Let's see if he pans out.

 

I actually drafted him in ATAP. Too bad I wasn't smart enough to roster him. :wacko:

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