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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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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.

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' 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.

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.

Panthers LB Davis not ready to retire

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Thomas Davis loves football so much he isn't about to let three knee injuries force him out of the game.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

No quick fix for Panthers' defense

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Ron Rivera's struggling defense has put a heavy burden on Cam Newton and the offense to light up the scoreboard.

Panthers Davis has another torn ACL

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Panthers LB Thomas Davis will miss the remainder of the season after tearing an ACL in his knee for the third consecutive year.

Panthers LB Davis working to reward Panthers' faith

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
This week his words earned him some time in the spotlight, but Thomas Davis' hard work has made him one of the Panthers' more respected players.

Panthers re-sign LBs Davis and Anderson

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Panthers continue to keep their own in Carolina, agreeing to re-sign LBs Thomas Davis and James Anderson to five-year deals.

Panthers’ shuffling at linebacker likely to resume in offseason

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Some in Charlotte are beginning to look ahead to next season with the Panthers struggling to dig out of a deep hole at 1-7, and one of the questions the team will face in the offseason is what to do ...

Panthers place three vets on IR

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed QB Matt Moore and LBs Thomas Davis and Dan Connor on injured reserve Monday, ending the season for three of the team's veteran leaders.

Panthers’ Davis hasn’t given up on quest to return in 2010

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
We hear WLB Thomas Davis hasn't given up on his wish to return from the physically-unable-to-perform list in time for Carolina's Nov. 14 matchup against the Buccaneers.

Panthers place WR Wallace on I.R.; trim roster to 75

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Wallace Wright on I.R. Tuesday, one of five transactions made by the team.

Davis’ injury gives Connor chance to start for Panthers

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Panthers WLB Thomas Davis' torn ACL, which could keep him from playing in 2010, has created an opportunity for third-year LB Dan Connor.

Grain of salt needed with offseason news

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
Although optimism reigns at this time of year, some perspective is needed, such as when Panthers LB Thomas Davis suffers his second ACL tear in seven months.

Bucs playing hardball with OLT Penn

Posted June 13, 2010 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Tampa Bay has threatened to reduce its tender offer to unsigned OLT Donald Penn, but, according to "Whispers," the team doesn't have a suitable replacement for him on its roster.

Panthers LB Davis tears ACL

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Panthers WLB Thomas Davis tore his right ACL for the second time in seven months during OTAs Tuesday and he could miss the entire 2010 season.

Panthers' Marshall, Davis sign tenders

Posted June 08, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
CB Richard Marshall and WLB Thomas Davis decided to sign their restricted free-agent tenders Tuesday.

Redskins' Moss may be fielding more punts

Posted April 25, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
It's not his favorite job, but Redskins WR Santana Moss could find himself returning more punts this season, according to NFC Whispers.

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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