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Thomas Davis | Linebacker

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Georgia
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Panthers SLB Thomas Davis confirms he and the team are working on a contract extension.
Davis' contract is set to expire after this season. He's currently scheduled to count $9.9 million against the cap. Davis, 32, has already said he'll only play for the Panthers after they stuck by him through his thrice-torn ACL. He's rebounded well, grading out as PFF's No. 5-ranked 4-3 outside linebacker in 2014. Apr 17 - 9:36 AM

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The Charlotte Observer expects SLB Thomas Davis to receive a contract extension this offseason.

With Greg Olsen's contract done, Davis is next in line for an extension. Scheduled to count $9.9 million against the salary cap in the final year of his deal, an extension could lower Davis' cap number and give the nearly 32-year-old linebacker some security. Davis has been stellar the last three seasons after a series of knee injuries limited him to nine appearances from 2009-11.
Mar 7 - 1:56 PM

Thomas Davis expects the Panthers to address his contract this offseason.

Going into the final year of his deal, Davis will make $7.25 million, and count $10.066 million against the cap. Amazingly, Davis has now appeared in at least 15 games each of the past three years after continual ACL woes limited him to nine total appearances between 2009-11. Not only that, he's played at a high level. With Davis going on 32, a 1-2 year extension could be in order.
Jan 27 - 3:36 PM

Thomas Davis (hip, hamstring) is listed as questionable on the Panthers' injury report.

Davis missed Wednesday's practice, but was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. He is shaping up as a game-time decision. Chase Blackburn would start on the strong side if Davis cannot go.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Panthers SLB Thomas Davis is dealing with an undisclosed injury, and won't be re-evaluated until Friday.

Coach Ron Rivera declined to say what Davis hurt in Sunday's loss, but did allow that it wasn't his three-times repaired ACL. Since he's not practicing this week, Davis can be all but ruled out for Week 4. At the latest, we'll learn his injury when the Panthers put out their first Week 4 report on Wednesday.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Panthers SLB Thomas Davis' restructured contract includes three "voidable years" in 2016-18.

The recent exercise of Davis' 2014-15 team options included a $5 million signing bonus. For cap purposes, that can now be stretched out over 2016-18. The move cleared more than $3 million in 2014 cap space.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Panthers exercised SLB Thomas Davis' 2014-15 team options.

That includes Davis' $2.5 million option bonus for 2014. Between salary and bonuses, he'll make $5.25 million. Three torn ACLs limited Davis to just nine total appearances between 2009-11, but he started all 16 games last season, racking up 123 tackles, four sacks and two picks. His comeback has been nothing short of incredible. Davis graded out as the No. 3 4-3 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings last season. He turns 31 in March.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Panthers SLB Thomas Davis said he actually feels healthier now than when he first blew out his knee in 2009.

Davis' 2009 ACL tear was the first of three he would suffer in a two-year span. But after sustaining health throughout his 105-tackle 2012 season, he finally feels back to 100 percent. With Luke Kuechly in the middle and Jon Beason on the weak side, this Panthers' linebacking unit has a chance to be a difference-maker.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 09:01:00 AM

The Panthers are pleased with WLB Thomas Davis' transition to the strong-side.

The local media had ticketed Davis for the weak-side with Jon Beason manning the strong-side, but that apparently won't be the case. "He's adjusting very well to playing on the strong side," said LBs coach Al Holcomb. "He's picking up the checks, he's communicating more. ... He has exceptional ability for the position, in terms of his movement and his ability to close on the football." Davis successfully returned from the third torn right ACL of his career last season, but was hit-and-miss across 15 games. Davis turned 30 in March.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (ACL surgeries) made his preseason debut Sunday night against the Jets, playing primarily in nickel packages.

He registered a first-quarter sack of Mark Sanchez, and is on track to be the first player in league history to return from three ACL tears in the same knee. Davis won't be a starter, but he should be able to cover tight ends and blitz in the nickel on occasion. On early downs, he'll play behind Luke Kuechly.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 01:24:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (knee, calf) hasn't been ruled out for Week 1.

"If Thomas is feeling strong enough and we feel he’s made a strong enough recovery, we feel that he’ll play," coach Ron Rivera said. "He looks good right now." Attempting to become the first player in league history to come back from three ACL tears to the same knee, Davis missed a large chunk of camp with a calf injury, but saw his workload ramped up on Monday. If he's active, Davis' snaps figure to be limited early in the regular season. He's firmly behind rookie Luke Kuechly on the depth chart.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 09:26:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (calf) returned to practice Wednesday.

Davis only ended up missing a week. More importantly, his thrice-repaired ACL appears to be holding up for now.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 09:17:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis is sidelined with a strained right calf.

Davis hasn't practiced since Sunday, but an MRI confirmed no damage to his surgically repaired right knee. Attempting to become the first player in NFL history to come back from three ACL tears to the same knee, Davis "could" return to practice next week.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 01:51:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes WLB Thomas Davis' surgically-repaired knee is "fine."

"He’s on track and doing a lot of good things," Rivera said of Davis, who is attempting to come back from his third right ACL tear. Davis got the night off for the Panthers' first padded practice Monday, but has apparently otherwise been full-go. How Davis looks in the preseason will be all-important in determining his 2012 status.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 09:48:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (ACL surgery) was held out of the team's recent three-day minicamp as a precaution.

Davis is attempting to come back from three separate ACL tears. He says he feels "good" and expects to be ready for training camp. Still, the Panthers can cut Davis without any cap hit if his knee acts up. First-round pick Luke Kuechly has been working with the starters at Davis' weak-side linebacker spot.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 10:43:00 AM