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Carolina Panthers


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

Tack FF Int
103 2 1

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

OLT Gross discusses Panthers' QBs, No. 1 pick

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross didn't exactly rush to Jimmy Clausen's defense when he was asked about the harsh criticism Clausen has received.

DE Bowers to hold private workout April 1

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, a candidate to be selected in the top five of April's draft, will hold a private workout on campus on April 1.

Shockey to sign with Panthers

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will sign with the Panthers, he announced on his Twitter account Thursday.

Report: Panthers hand out tenders

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Like nearly every other team, the Panthers placed tenders on some of their key free agents on Wednesday.

Draft Dose: NFL coaching changes

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Where will newly installed head coaches around the league go with their first pick with their new franchise?

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Panthers' Kalil signs franchise tender

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil signed his franchise tender Thursday, guaranteeing him $10 million for 2011.

Rivera says Panthers honing in on No. 1

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
New Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, brandishing his Super Bowl XX ring, is starting his search for the man who will earn him his next ring.

Report: Panthers use RFA tenders on Williams, Johnson

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Rock Hill Herald writer Darin Gantt, the Panthers will place restricted free-agent tenders on RB DeAngelo Williams and DE Charles Johnson.

Panthers give C Kalil franchise tag

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed the franchise tag on C Ryan Kalil, keeping him off the free-agent market.

Tagging Kalil Panthers’ best option

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Carolina's franchise-tag decision came down to C Ryan Kalil and DE Charles Johnson, and the Panthers confirmed Tuesday that Kalil had been franchised.

Panthers' Richardson could be jeopardizing reputation with players

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Sources familiar with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson were not surprised to hear reports that Richardson took a combative approach in recent Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

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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