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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

Tack FF Int
103 2 1

Report: Panthers' Richardson calls out star QBs

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
As an owner of a team with a big-time issue at quarterback, Jerry Richardson of the Panthers is quite critical of some of the NFL's top signalcallers.

NFC South 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 11, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman had a 25-6 TD-INT ratio in leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record following a 3-13 mark in 2009. We review the NFC South teams.

Cowboys hire Baker as DL coach

Posted Feb. 08, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have hired Brian Baker to coach the team's defensive line. Baker has been an assistant at North Carolina for a little more than a month.

Godfrey: Panthers will mix it up on ‘D’ under Rivera

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that Carolina would stick with a 4-3 defense at his introductory press conference last month, but we hear he has plans to mix in other looks on "D" as well.

Panthers add pair to staff

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Friday that they have named Warren Belin as their new linebackers coach and added John Settle to coach the running backs.

Washington named Panthers' D-line coach

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers hired Eric Washington on Monday to be the team's new defensive line coach. Washington coached the Bears' defensive line in 2010, a unit that helped the team rank second in rushing defense.

Report: WR coach Graves leaves Titans for Panthers

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Titans wide receivers coach Fred Graves is leaving Tennessee to take the same position with the Panthers, according to The Tennessean.

Panthers hire offensive assistant

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have hired Scott Turner, the son of Chargers head coach Norv Turner, as their offensive quality-control coach.

Panthers hire Brown as assistant O-line coach

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Panthers have hired Ray Brown as an assistant offensive line coach; he held the same job with the 49ers last season.

Panthers’ Rivera building strong coaching staff

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:36 a.m. ET
New Carolina head coach Ron Rivera appears as though he's avoiding the mistake made by predecessor John Fox, who didn't have a strong group of assistants.

Panthers depending on Otah to rebound strongly

Posted Jan. 23, 2011 @ 1:11 a.m. ET
After he missed all of 2010 because of injury, Carolina is counting on starting ORT Jeff Otah to be healthy and a major contributor to the team beginning in training camp, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers hire Shula to be QB coach

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers continued to fill their staff on Friday, making a crucial hire by naming Mike Shula their quarterbacks coach.

Vikings add Davidson, Johnson to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 20, 2011 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
The Vikings worked toward completing their coaching staff, bringing on Jeff Davidson as their offensive line coach and Craig Johnson as their quarterbacks coach.

Panthers add Chudzinski as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Panthers continued to set their new coaching staff on Monday and reportedly have agreed to a deal with former Chargers assistant head coach/tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski to be their offensive coordinator.

Report: Panthers hire McDermott as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Just a couple days after being fired by the Eagles, Sean McDermott will be the new defensive coordinator for the Panthers, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

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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