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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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Free-agent S Payne to sign with Panthers

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
The Panthers have agreed to terms with SS Kevin Payne, who did not play in the NFL last season.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

NT Jenkins announces retirement

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
NT Kris Jenkins, who played 10 seasons in the league for the Panthers and Jets, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Tight end still a need for Panthers

Posted July 16, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed Jeremy Shockey in March, but they don't have a starting-caliber building block or a proven veteran in his prime at tight end.

QB Collins retires after 16 seasons

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Kerry Collins announced his retirement on Thursday. His career lasted 16 seasons with five different teams.

Keeping Johnson the Panthers' free-agent priority

Posted June 29, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
All indications are the Panthers will make re-signing DE Charles Johnson the top priority whenever free agency begins.

NFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Weatherspoon, David Gettis, Gerald McCoy and Jonathan Casillas.  

Otah's recovery, return a top need for Panthers

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The return of ORT Jeff Otah is a significant issue facing the Panthers and it could fly under the radar.

Richardson not stressed about QB missing time with coaches

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said Wednesday that he's not "overly stressed" about the instruction the draft's No. 1 overall pick, Cam Newton, is missing out on as the lockout lingers.

Panthers LB Beason wins civil case

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Jon Beason was victorious in a Charlotte courthouse on Thursday in a civil case where a man accused the player of punching him in the face at a strip club.

Panthers will take long look at veteran free-agent QBs

Posted May 14, 2011 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The market will not be rich with options, but we hear the Panthers will take a serious look at free-agent quarterbacks if and when free agency begins this offseason.

Lockout limbo: Panthers report

Posted May 13, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Panthers.

Pride is in Newton's way

Posted May 12, 2011 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton showed off his ego in a recent interview when he was asked about the other three NFC South quarterbacks.

Panthers' Smith addresses trade talk, future in Carolina

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith reached out to PFW on Tuesday to discuss his future and clear up some of the misreporting he has read regarding his status in Carolina amid trade talk.

Round Four is for taking risks

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Remember last season? Round Four was full of calculated gambles. Some of them even paid off. This year is no different, as shown with the Vikings' selection of Iowa DT Christian Ballard.

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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