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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

Jaguars sign DT Edwards, cut DT McClain

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Sunday that they have signed veteran DT Dwan Edwards and waived second-year DT Terrell McClain.

Panthers cut WR Ajirotutu, trade for S Jones

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced their first batch of cuts on the way to the deadline for a 53-man roster later Friday.

Rivera expects WR Smith back to practice Sunday

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Head coach Ron Rivera says he expects WR Steve Smith will return to practice Sunday and play in the Panthers' season opener.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Panthers PK Medlock wins NFL job in 'final attempt'

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
PK Justin Medlock was a little apprehensive when the Panthers called in March and asked him to come in for a tryout.

Panthers cut PK Mare, P Harris

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers made several moves Monday in order to reduce the active roster to 75 players, including the release of PK Olindo Mare.

Panthers RB Stewart leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
RB Jonathan Stewart suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury in the Panthers' preseason game vs. the Jets Sunday.

Panthers' Johnson working to answer Rivera's call

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson admitted he was surprised when Ron Rivera publicly challenged him to take his game to another level early in training camp.

Panthers extend RB Stewart for five years

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran RB Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension on Saturday, the team announced.

Twelve NFL proposition wagers to ponder

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening plays oddsmaker and puts up 12 hypothetical proposition bets for 2012, including one focusing on Cam Newton's rushing TDs.

Panthers WR Smith bruises knee, held out of practice

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.

Time for Panthers' Olsen to shine

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
It is a familiar theme for owners that have followed him throughout his career — this really could be Greg Olsen’s year.

Panthers wondering if LaFell will seize opportunity

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
We hear no one in Panthers’ camp is posing a legitimate challenge to WR Brandon LaFell, who is in line to start opposite Steve Smith.

Panthers release OT Otah

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Panthers terminated the contract of OT Jeff Otah, the team announced Thursday.

Jets sending OT Otah back to Carolina

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
OT Jeff Otah will return to the Panthers after his trade to the Jets was voided when he didn't pass a physical.

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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