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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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Panthers claim FB Felton

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The Panthers claimed former Lions FB Jerome Felton off waivers. According to multiple reports, the Vikings and Eagles also put in a claim.

Panthers place ORG Schwartz on I.R.

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed OG Geoff Schwartz on injured reserve Tuesday as the team got its roster down to 80 players.

Panthers handing starting job to DE Hardy

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 1 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced that DE Greg Hardy would be in the starting lineup as soon as he's healthy enough to participate.

Newton takes step back; Panthers lose to Bengals

Posted Aug. 25, 2011 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati's second-round draft pick, led four first-half scoring drives and the Bengals held on for a 24-13 preseason victory over Carolina on Thursday night.

Panthers claim DT Balmer off waivers

Posted Aug. 25, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Panthers were awarded DT Kentwan Balmer off waivers on Thursday, just a day after the Seahawks released him.

Panthers MLB Beason undergoes surgery

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Panthers MLB Jon Beason underwent surgery on his left Achilles this week, the team announced.

Moon pulling for Panthers QB Newton

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon says his reputation will be on the line when Panthers QB Cam Newton takes the field this season.

Newton will start Panthers' third preseason game

Posted Aug. 21, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Cam Newton will be the Panthers' starting quarterback for the Aug. 25 preseason game against the Bengals.

Bush stars as Dolphins top Panthers 20-10

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
New Dolphins RB Reggie Bush racked up 81 total yards as host Miami topped Carolina 20-10 on Friday night.

Panthers sign C Kalil to five-year extension

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
The Panthers have signed franchise C Ryan Kalil to a five-year contract extension, reportedly making him the highest-paid center in the league.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
The Saints are preparing to be without their best defensive end, Will Smith, for the first four games while he serves a suspension. PFW goes inside the NFC South to examine each club's outlook for 2011.

Panthers beat Giants 20-10 in Newton's debut

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Cam Newton led a pair of field-goal drives in his NFL debut to help Carolina beat the Giants 20-10 in a preseason game Saturday night.

DT Irvin impressing Panthers in camp

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
DT Corvey Irvin is earning rave reviews at Panthers training camp and has positioned himself as the front-runner to start at three-technique.

Panthers WR Gettis has torn ACL

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Panthers WR David Gettis is likely to miss the entire season with a torn ACL. The injury was suffered during a practice on Wednesday night, and confirmed Thursday by Ron Rivera.

Panthers WR Gettis injures knee at practice

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
Panthers starting WR David Gettis suffered a left knee injury in Wednesday night's practice and was carted off the field.

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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