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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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103 2 1

WLB Davis' comeback a bright spot for Panthers

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers feel strongly that WLB Thomas Davis deserves to be in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Panthers activate WR Gettis; place WR Pilares on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve and activated WR David Gettis from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Panthers claim LB Williams

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Jason Williams off waivers from the Eagles and waived CB Ron Parker, the team announced Monday.

Panthers top Redskins to end losing skid

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown as the  Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Redskins.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Panthers DT Edwards says 'nothing encouraging' about team's play

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Dwan Edwards was not interested in searching for silver linings when PFW caught up with him after Carolina’s latest loss.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

Beason says he needs season-ending surgery

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Panthers placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve Wednesday, per reports, and Beason told News 14 Carolina that he needs surgery on his knee.

Panthers claim LB Hogue

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Doug Hogue off waivers from the Lions, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' faith in Rivera on the decline

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Following the firing of GM Marty Hurney, will the Panthers rally together in an effort to save head coach Ron Rivera’s job?

Panthers place CB Gamble on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed CB Chris Gamble on injured reserve, head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

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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