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Indianapolis Colts rule out Coby Fleener

The Indianapolis Colts have ruled out a solid player on both sides of the ball, as former Miami Dolphins corner Vontae Davis and rookie tight end Coby Fleener have been ruled out for the highly anticipated Week 11 matchup against the New England Patriots. This is the third straight game that the Colts will have to deal without Fleener, who was a solid target for rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.

Fleener’s best game this year came in the first game of the season against the Chicago Bears, and the Andrew Luck connection from Stanford was evident. He caught six passes for 82 yards, but he has only had one other five-catch game since and has yet to score a touchdown this season. That will have to wait another week after injuring his shoulder a few weeks ago. In fact, Fleener is still a few weeks away from coming back.

Fellow rookie TE Dwayne Allen has been productive in Fleener’s absence, as he has had 12 receptions for over 150 yards over the past few weeks.

George Bremer tweeted that Davis and Fleener could return in Week 12.

Former New England Patriots corner Darius Butler will be playing for Davis, which means that the Pats should run it towards Butler’s side of the field as much as possible.

Davis has been a bane for Tom Brady, as he usually saves his interceptions for games when the Dolphins played the Patriots. This was supposed to be the first time Davis would play the Pats since leaving the AFC East before the season. He has been absolutely dreadful this season for the Colts.

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