Vontae Davis’ time in Indianapolis has come to an end.
The Colts on Thursday announced they have released the veteran cornerback after nearly six seasons with the team.
I’m thankful for the youth movement in the NHL. The idea that some of the best players in the game are still just starting out makes this one of the most exciting times to be a hockey fan. To think that we’re going to be treated to another 15-20 years of watching Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Clayton Keller, Zach Werenski, Patrik Laine, Filip Forsberg, Nikita Kucherov and others tear up the ice is thrilling.
As an American, I’m even more excited about how many young stars are coming out of U.S. hockey programs. Who knows what the future holds as far as the NHL and participation in the Olympics, but if NHL players ever return to Olympic competition, there’s reason to think Team USA could finally win another gold medal. Imagine putting Matthews, Keller, Werenski, Phil Kessel, Cam Atkinson, Seth Jones, Johnny Gaudreau and Patrick Kane together. I’m thankful that the game of hockey is alive and growing — especially at the youth level — in markets such as St. Louis, Arizona, Los Angeles, Tampa and now Las Vegas.
Although there is no immediate timetable for his return, Beverley is expected to miss a significant amount of time, league sources said.
Beverley had missed five straight games with a sore right knee before returning to play 22 minutes in the Clippers’ 107-85 loss to the New York Knicks on Monday.
The Clippers, at 5-11 this season, have lost nine straight games and play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Beverley has averaged 12.9 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds for the Clippers this season, his first with the club after being acquired during the summer in the multiplayer trade that sent star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets.