INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis' bruised defense finally got some help Sunday.
Four days after owner Jim Irsay ignited speculation with a series of Twitter posts, the Colts got former first-round draft pick Vontae Davis from the Dolphins to solidify their secondary.
Miami gets Indy's second-round pick and a conditional, undisclosed late-round pick in the 2013 draft — a steep price for a veteran cornerback who recently lost his starting job, but one the Colts found reasonable.
"I think if Vontae were coming out in the 2013 draft, there's no way he'd be there. A guy of this caliber and with this talent level and skill set, he wouldn't be there in the second (round)," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "You don't find guys like this in the second."
The deal came hours after an MRI exam confirmed defensive tackle Brandon McKinney injured the ACL in his left knee, ending his season.
QB TRADE IN WORKS: The Bills tentatively agreed to acquire quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from the Seahawks. The Associated Press reported that a deal won't go through until Buffalo completes negotiations to restructure the final year of the deal for Jackson, who is scheduled to make $4 million this year.
FIRST-ROUND PICK OUT: Steelers guard David DeCastro, the No. 24 overall pick in this year's draft out of Stanford, suffered a serious knee injury in Saturday's 38-7 victory at Buffalo. ESPN reported DeCastro dislocated his kneecap and tore his medial collateral ligament but did not tear his anterior cruciate ligament, which would have ended his season. Profootballtalk.com reported that he is expected to miss at least three months.
BEARS: Rookie safety Brandon Hardin, a third-round draft pick, went on season-ending injured reserve with an injured neck. Also, wide receiver Johnny Knox went on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
BRONCOS: Peyton Manning completed 10-of-12 for 122 yards and two touchdowns, looking sharp in his three drives in a 29-24 loss to the 49ers.
BROWNS: Former USF receiver Carlton Mitchell was released. Mitchell caught three passes for 31 yards last season.
FALCONS: Starting defensive tackle Corey Peters (left foot) went on the reserve injured list, meaning he must sit out the first six games.
GIANTS: Safety Tyler Sash plans to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell today to discuss his four-game suspension for using a banned prescription drug in the offseason. Sash said he hopes Goodell will reduce his suspension, scheduled to cover the start of the regular season.
RAVENS: Kicker Billy Cundiff was cut in favor of undrafted rookie Justin Tucker. Cundiff hit 53-of-59 field goals inside 50 yards the past two seasons but will most likely be remembered in Baltimore for a miss in the final seconds of the AFC Championship Game against New England in January on a field goal that would have almost certainly forced overtime. The Patriots won 23-20.
SAINTS: With Tropical Storm Isaac approaching, the team canceled practice and meetings today.
TEXANS: Rookie kicker Randy Bullock is out for the season after tearing a muscle near his groin. The fifth-round pick was competing with veteran and former Florida kicker Shayne Graham.
TITANS: Receiver/returner Marc Mariani went on injured reserve and is out for the season. He suffered a compound fracture where both bones in his lower left leg snapped at the end of a punt return Thursday against the Cardinals.