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Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis - #58 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 03/22/1983
Birthplace Shellman, GA
College Georgia
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 14th pick by Panthers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Hester sets return record in Bears win

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown as the Bears beat Cam Newton and the Panthers 34-29 on Sunday.

Panthers downgrade CB Gamble to out

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Panthers CB Chris Gamble (concussion) did not travel with the team to Chicago for its Week Four game against the Bears. Darius Butler will start in his place.

Johnson, Hardy energizing Panthers' defense

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
With the Panthers' linebacker corps decimated, defensive end appears to be the strength of their defense, including Charles Johnson.

Newton tops Gabbert in battle of rookie QBs

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Cam Newton found Greg Olsen over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown with 4:20 left to help the Panthers beat the Jaguars 16-10 on Sunday.

LaFell pushing Naanee in Panthers' WR corps

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:04 p.m. ET
Brandon LaFell has significantly outproduced Legedu Naanee through two games, but Naanee is still starting opposite Steve Smith.

Panthers expect Otah to return to dominance

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Even though he hasn't played in a full game since 2009, Carolina ORT Jeff Otah is expected to return to his former excellence, according to NFC Whispers.

Panthers sign DT Kearse, release OL Wells

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed rookie DT Frank Kearse on Tuesday and waived OL Reggie Wells.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Panthers' losing streak may linger if they don't beat Jaguars

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Next week the Panthers will host Jacksonville, which is coming off a 32-3 loss to the Jets, but the schedule gets tougher after that.

Panthers Davis has another torn ACL

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Thomas Davis will miss the remainder of the season after tearing an ACL in his knee for the third consecutive year.

Shorts and Shells: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:53 a.m. ET
In this edition, we look at the criminally bashed Tony Romo, Tom Brady's and Cam Newton's astounding passing numbers and the surprising Bills.

Rodgers, Packers too much for Panthers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 308 yards and two scores, as the overcame a big day from Cam Newton to beat the Panthers 30-23 on Sunday.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game against the Panthers at Carolina Sunday.

Panthers LB Davis working to reward Panthers' faith

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
This week his words earned him some time in the spotlight, but Thomas Davis' hard work has made him one of the Panthers' more respected players.

Packers-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week Two game at Carolina.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 22, 2012
Davis is expected to play Sunday night against the New York Jets - his first action since tearing the ACL in his right knee last September - his third such significant injury. If he can make it back he'll become the first NFL player to return after tearing the same ACL three separate times.||||||| Davis missed the first two preseason games with a strained calf, but coach Ron Rivera says he expects he'll play.
Posted Aug. 03, 2012
Coach Ron Rivera says he's "relieved" that medical tests on Davis' right knee were negative. Rivera says an MRI on Thursday revealed no damage and that Davis has a strained right calf.||||||| Davis will not participate in Saturday's Fan Fest back in Charlotte but could return to practice next week. He hasn't practiced since Sunday.That's encouraging news for Davis, who's trying to become the first known NFL player to return from three torn ACLs to the same knee. Davis tore his right ACL last September for the third time in three years and missed 14 games on injured reserve.
Posted March 13, 2012
A person familiar with the situation says Davis has agreed to forego his $8 million signing bonus and take a pay cut to return to the Panthers.||||||| The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been made. Davis, who is trying to comeback from three torn ACLs in three years, has agreed to forego the signing bonus he was due and has taken a cut in base salary from $2.25 million to $700,000.
Posted Sept. 20, 2011
Davis has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the third time in less than 23 months. Davis shared news of the injury on his Twitter account. "I would like 2 take the time and thank every1 that has supported me over my career," he wrote. "Unfortunately, I have re torn my acl. Thx 4 da prayers!!"||||||| Davis first tore his right ACL on Nov. 8, 2009 against New Orleans. He tried to make it back for the next season but re-tore his ACL in the June minicamps. Davis had more than a year to recover from that second surgery and the Panthers felt like he'd be ready to go this season.
Posted Nov. 08, 2010
Davis says it "wasn't worth the risk" to try to play this season after two major knee surgeries in less than a year, but is confident Carolina will re-sign him.||||||| Davis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last November, then suffered the same injury seven months later in an offseason workout. Davis had said he was determined to play this season, but acknowledged he isn't 100 percent.

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