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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 expecting camp competition in secondary

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Panthers are counting on Brandon Hogan and Josh Norman to battle Captain Munnerlyn for the starting job at RCB in training camp.

Tolbert relishing new opportunity with Panthers

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Chargers FB Mike Tolbert couldn't resist an opportunity to return home to the Carolinas as a free agent.

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced that they will prepare for their regular-season opener at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

NFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Falcons OLT Sam Baker.

Better NFL offense: Panthers or Patriots?

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
In the fourth matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Panthers and the Patriots.

Panthers DE Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson will miss offseason team activities as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Panthers not yet ready to make LB shift

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The initial plan is for Luke Kuechly to play on the weak side, but Ron Rivera has left the door open to switching up the alignment.

Panthers, Kuechly agree to terms

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the No. 9 overall pick, agreed to a four-year, $12.58 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Panthers sign P Harris

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran P Nick Harris on Tuesday.

Panthers DE Johnson undergoes minor surgery

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Ryan 'excited' about Falcons' draft picks

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan told PFW Monday he liked the haul of prospects GM Thomas Dimitroff delivered over the weekend.

Panthers show faith in defensive tackles

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers' personnel evaluators didn’t share the view that defensive tackle was a spot they absolutely had to address in the draft.

Panthers make solid, safe choice with Kuechly

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers took a player who can make an immediate impact on their defense in the first round of Thursday’s draft.

WR Naanee signs with Dolphins

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, his agent David Canter confirmed on Twitter. 

Newton: Improvement as NFL QB 'through the roof'

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
QB Cam Newton has big expectations for his Panthers team in the upcoming NFL season, he said Saturday at his alma mater.

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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