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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

Panthers QB Newton under fire for play, demeanor

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cam Newton laid an egg during the team's Week Three loss, and he was criticized by teammate Steve Smith for his demeanor late in the game.

Manning, Brown lead Giants past Panthers

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
Eli Manning completed 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Giants' 36-7 win over the Panthers.

Panthers RB Stewart, Giants CB Coe among Thursday's inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Giants.

Giants downgrade WR Nicks to out for Thursday night

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Giants downgraded WR Hakeem Nicks to out, as the wideout did not make the trip to Carolina for Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.

Key matchup: Giants defense vs. Panthers QB Cam Newton

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
We should find out pretty quickly on Thursday night whether the Giants will be employing a spy on Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Giants' Bradshaw, Diehl out for Thursday night

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Giants ruled RB Ahmad Bradshaw, OT David Diehl and WR Domenik Hixon out for Thursday’s game against the Panthers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
As the Falcons celebrate a 2-0 start, panic might be setting in for the 0-2 Saints. The Panthers and Bucs, at 1-1, both have positives to build off of.

Saints drop to 0-2 after 35-27 loss to Panthers

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as the Panthers defeated New Orleans 35-27.

Early reality check for Panthers O-line

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
There were some signals in the preseason that issues could arise for the Panthers’ offensive line.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Bucs shut down Cam, Panthers in Schiano's debut

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards in a Week One 16-7 win in Greg Schiano's debut.

Panthers RB Stewart to miss opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart will not play in the season opener against the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers fail to sell out season opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers did not sell out their home opener and the game will be blacked out on local television, the team confirmed Thursday.

NFC likely home to Super Bowl winner

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk sees Cam Newton producing an MVP-caliber season with the Panthers losing to the Packers in the NFC title game.

Panthers WR Smith, LB Beason back to practice

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith and LB Jon Beason are expected to play Week One after returning to practice on Sunday.

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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