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Thomas Davis | Linebacker | #58

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (14) / CAR
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Panthers DC Steve Wilks said he wants to limit WLB Thomas Davis' snaps this season.
"With Thomas Davis getting up there in age and years, we've got to cut down on his reps," Wilks said. "So there will be times where Shaq (Thompson) is going to be in, and we're going to try to relieve Thomas to give him some rest." Thompson was selected in the 2015 first round to take some of the load off and eventually replace Davis, but the 34-year-old has played over 1,000 snaps each of the last two seasons. That number could come down slightly, but the Panthers are better with Davis on the field. If they want to get Thompson more snaps, they need to find another way to do it. May 16 - 10:12 AM

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Panthers WLB Thomas Davis said he has no plans to retire.

"My plan is to finish out my contractual obligations," Davis said. The linebacker is under contract through 2017, suggesting next year could be his last. Davis will turn 34 in March, but he remained an above-average linebacker this season. With Luke Kuechly hopefully coming back healthy next season, the Panthers should once again have an elite linebacking unit.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera "feels good" about LB Thomas Davis' (hamstring, questionable) and DE Charles Johnson's (quad, questionable) chances of playing Week 5 against the Bucs.

Both were able to get in a full practice Saturday. With the offense missing Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart, the defense will have to stand tall on Monday night.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:30:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (hamstring) expects to be "fine."

Davis left in the second half of Sunday's blowout loss, but was listed as "doubtful," suggesting there was at least a theoretical chance he could return. Davis has actually been very durable over the past four seasons, and has an extra day to get healthy for Week 5 with the Panthers playing on Monday night.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis was forced from Sunday's game against the Falcons with a left hamstring injury.

Davis is officially "doubtful," but he won't return in what's shaping up as a blowout loss. Famous for his ACL issues, Davis has missed only two games over the past four seasons, but will be no better than 50-50 for Week 5.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) is participating in voluntary workouts.

Davis has resumed lifting weights. Amazingly, he played through the injury in the Super Bowl, but it's not something he would have done under normal circumstances. Now 33, Davis remains one of the league's better linebackers. It's quite a success story after most of Davis' 2009-11 was washed out by injury.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 03:30:00 PM

Athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion doesn't expect Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) to be limited in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

"The biggest challenge for him right now is, what's it going to feel like to take a blow on it," said Vermillion. "The nice thing is, wrist motion is going to be there, elbow motion is going to be there, and his grip is there." Davis has made a miraculous recovery from a broken arm and should play his usual snaps on Sunday. He shouldn't need any more surgery after having a six-inch plate installed during the bye week.
Sun, Feb 7, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (arm) is listed as probable for the Super Bowl.

Coach Ron Rivera already confirmed Davis will start. Despite being just two weeks removed from surgery, Davis should play his normal snaps.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed WLB Thomas Davis (arm) will start and play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

Davis broke his arm in the NFC Championship game against the Cardinals, but quickly had surgery to stabilize the injury. At 33 years old (next month), Davis has been determined to play in the big game, as he may never make it back.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) is practicing fully this week.

Davis was held out of practice last week. His status hasn't been in doubt despite having surgery after the NFC title game. Barring a setback, Davis will be ready for the Super Bowl.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) practiced Monday.

It was just a light practice, but Davis said he "really felt good" just a week after undergoing surgery to repair a broken arm. "I haven’t tried anything that I can’t do yet, but if I get to something, I’ll definitely let you know," Davis said. "But right now, I’m able to do everything." Davis has been adamant he will play in the Super Bowl. It would be shocking if he is not ready to go.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Panthers WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) remains adamant he'll be ready for Super Bowl 50.

Thomas isn't practicing this week, but neither he nor coach Ron Rivera is concerned. "I'm excited about where I am right now," Davis said Thursday. "It hasn't changed. I'm still looking forward to playing in the Super Bowl." Barring a setback, Davis will be out there alongside Luke Kuechly as the Panthers seek to go 18-1.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes WLB Thomas Davis (broken arm) will be ready for the Super Bowl.

"If he said he’s going to do it, I believe he will," Rivera said. "We’ll see how he is each day. (He probably won’t practice) until we get to Santa Clara." Davis suffered a broken arm in the NFC Championship Game. He had surgery on Monday, and he was already back watching practice Wednesday.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 10:07:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Thomas Davis (broken arm) should be able to play in the Super Bowl.

Davis underwent surgery early Monday morning to give himself as much time as possible to heal. Davis recorded 105 tackles, four forced fumbles and four interceptions in the regular season. An important playmaker on a defense loaded with talent, Davis' presence will be important even if he is limited in the Super Bowl.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Panthers LB Thomas Davis is undergoing surgery on his broken right arm Monday.

Davis' wife Kelly posted an Instagram picture of the linebacker preparing for surgery. This is a quick turnaround for a surgery, but Davis likely wants the most recovery time possible before the Super Bowl. Davis has promised to play against the Broncos in two weeks.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 09:38:00 AM

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