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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

QB issues could put Panthers RBs in ‘double trouble’

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The "Double Trouble" duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are widely considered one of the league's best RB tandems, but rough times could be on the horizon.

Clausen to start in Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Rookie Jimmy Clausen will start for the Panthers in Week Three, replacing Matt Moore.

Freeman, Bucs beat Panthers 20-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 178 yards and two TDs as the Bucs improved to 2-0 after a divisional win vs. the Panthers.

Panthers' Clausen likely to get needed prep time

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:45 p.m. ET
The expected return to action of Panthers QB Matt Moore following a concussion is good news for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who isn't ready to take over the starting job, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers downgrade WR LaFell to questionable for Sunday

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
The Panthers downgraded rookie WR Brandon LaFell from probable to questionable for their Week Two game against the Buccaneers because of a sore hamstring.

Johnson rises to top of Panthers' DT heap

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Former Colt Ed Johnson probably wouldn't be a starter on most teams, but he has surprised some observers by rising to the top of the Panthers' unimpressive pack at D-tackle.

Panthers' Moore practices following concussion

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 2 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore, who left Sunday's loss to the Giants with a concussion, was back on the practice field on Wednesday.

Teams getting foggy on concussions

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
It’s clear that despite the NFL’s best efforts to make more stringent and closely monitored guidelines on players’ safety regarding concussions, teams are getting a little foggy with the rules and with information pertaining to these ailments.

Report: Moore expected to return to practice, start Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore is expected to return to practice this week and should start Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the season opener.

Panthers swap kickoff specialists

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers brought back kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd after his replacement, Todd Carter, was injured Sunday against the Giants.

If cleared, QB Moore will start for Panthers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore may have suffered a concussion in Week One, but he'll be the team's starter in Week Two if he's cleared to play.

Giants' defense makes marked improvement

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Giants' defense — which gave up 427 points a year ago — appeared markedly improved in its first contest under new coordinator Perry Fewell.

Panthers’ supposed strengths looked like weaknesses in Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers were awful at the things they have done well in the past — running the ball, protecting the quarterback — in their loss to the Giants.

Nicks' big day leads Giants to 31-18 win over Panthers

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The New York Giants opened their new $1.6 billion home by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-18 with a big second half.

Panthers WR Smith regains captain status

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
Some expected the Panthers to make QB Matt Moore one of the offensive captains in a show of support before his first opening-day start, but the team voted for WR Steve Smith and OLT Jordan Gross.

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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