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Thomas Davis

35-Year-Old Linebacker – Carolina Panthers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

If Davis breaking his five-year streak with at least 100 tackles last season was disappointing enough, his four-game suspension to start this season only makes matters worse. While that absence will o...

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2018 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 235   DOB: 3/22/1983
College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Thomas Davis Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in June of 2015.

April 6, 2018  –  Thomas Davis News

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Davis received a four-game suspension for a violation of NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Thomas Davis NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 25 16 - 113 - 3.5 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 26 7 - 60 - 1.5 - 2 0 - 0 - - - -
2011 28 CAR 2 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 CAR 15 103 68 35 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 CAR 16 123 85 38 4 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 31 CAR 15 100 66 34 2.5 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2015 32 CAR 16 105 75 30 5.5 7 4 0 4 1 3 0 0 0
2016 33 CAR 16 106 73 33 2.5 4 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2017 34 CAR 15 76 52 24 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Thomas Davis – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

793

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Thomas Davis was on the field for 793 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

50

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Thomas Davis was on the field for 50 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 1003 68
2016 1008 77
2017 793 50
Thomas Davis 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @SF 57 1 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Buf 54 2 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NO 45 6 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 37 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Det 31 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 Phi 55 5 6 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Chi 38 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 67 1 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 60 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Mia 46 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYJ 62 4 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO 25 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Min 74 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 70 4 4 1 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 TB
17 @Atl 72 6 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @NO 58 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
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21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Thomas Davis
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   235 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.60 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   3.97 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.09 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   115 in
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Bench Press
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Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
Doubtful
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Thomas Davis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davis announced Friday night that he will retire following the 2018 season, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Davis finished with 76 tackles (52 solo), 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery across 15 regular-season games this season.

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Davis's suspension was lifted Monday, per the league's official transaction log.

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Davis' two-game suspension has been reduced to one game following an appeal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Davis has been suspended two games for his hit on Davante Adams (concussion) in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Davis (back) was a full practice participant Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Davis (hamstring) will play Sunday against the Vikings and won't be held to a "pitch count" in terms of his snap total, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

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Davis (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Given his profound history of knee injuries (three ACL tears), advanced age (34 years old), and the looming specter of former first-round pick Shaq Thompson in the background, Davis feels somewhat risky being ranked this high. But his performance level remained high last year, and it would be a surprise to see Carolina lower his play count below the 750-snap mark after he played 1,008 last year. Davis' shaky floor is largely offset by the upside he presents -- he has eight sacks and seven interceptions over the last two years.

2016

After 11 seasons and three torn ACLs, Davis was finally named to his first Pro Bowl last year, when he finished with 105 tackles and career-highs in sacks (5.5), interceptions (four) and forced fumbles (four). Although the Panthersí date in the Super Bowl ultimately precluded Davisí long-awaited trip to Hawaii, he and Luke Kuechly have been arguably the NFLís best linebacking tandem in recent times. Somehow still boasting cat-like quickness at age 33, Davis enters this season coming off four straight seasons with at least 100 stops, making him about as reliable as they come at his position.

2015

A player whoís endured three ACL tears since joining the league as a first round pick in 2005, Davis remarkably registered his third straight 100-tackle campaign last season. A career-long Panther, Davisí final 2014 totals of 100 stops and 2.5 sacks were slight dips from 2013, but the veteran also missed one game due to a hip ailment. As he enters his eleventh season, Davis arguably remains the Panthersí second-best fantasy player on defense, with only All Pro running mate Luke Kuechly topping him. While rookie first round linebacker Shaq Thompson could gradually grow into a Davis-type player, the 32-year-old is still enjoying a wildly productive close to a career filled with perseverance, and offers stellar IDP value for fantasy owners to boot.

2014

The Panthers were rewarded in 2013 for their patience in Davis, a talented linebacker and former first-round pick who persevered through an improbable three ACL tears. He's still a risk for reinjury, but Davis was highly productive last year, finishing with 123 tackles (85 solo), four sacks and two interceptions in 16 games. He's among the league's best blitzing and coverage big-play threats at linebacker. He'll continue to post big numbers so long as he's on the field, as he has safety-like athleticism and an elite defensive line keeping blockers away from him.

2013

Davis was second on the Panthers in tackles last season, and will start at strong side linebacker this season alongside rookie of the year and NFL leading tackler Luke Kuechly.

2012

Thomas is attempting to become the first player in NFL history to return to action following three torn ACL surgeries. Even if he can do it, he's playing behind James Anderson and Luke Kuechly, both of which are expected to have big tackle numbers this year.

2011

Davis is an extremely injury prone player, but he remains a rare athlete with the potential to put up big numbers in Carolinaís defense, which figures to spend a lot of time on the field in 2011. He tore his right ACL twice between November 2009 and June 2010, so he's in Bob Sanders territory when it comes to durability, but Davisí 174 tackles (140 solo), five sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in his last 23 games are nice numbers. If heís on the field, he should be a steal.

2010

Another torn ACL during summer OTAs has Davis likely to miss the majority of the regular season. The injury is a blow to Carolina's defensive corps, as Davis was in line for a career year as the Panthers' starting weak side linebacker. The Panthers have so far neglected to place him on injured reserve, so he may still be available as a late season pickup.

2009

Davis finished the 2008 season with a career-high 113 tackles along with 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. The move over the weak side behind Julius Peppers paid immediate dividends for Davis, as he became a very productive player for the Panthers and IDP owners alike. It looks like Peppers will remain in Carolina this season, so a repeat of his 2008 numbers isn't out of the question.

2008

Davis enjoyed another solid -- if unspectacular -- season as the Panthers' starting strong-side linebacker rolling up another 88 tackles including a career-high three sacks. He'll be pushed for snaps by rookie Dan Connor, but he's a viable option for 80-90 tackles again if he can stay healthy.

2007

Davis will start at the strongside linebacker spot again in 2007 after piling up 88 tackles over 14 games a year ago. He could crack the century mark for the first time in his career with a full season's worth of starts and another year of experience under his belt, given his incredible athleticism and continued development at linebacker after playing safety at Georgia.

2006

After playing safety and linebacker last season, the Panthers decided to move him to linebacker this season. Playing only one position should help the second-year player. Davis will be worth a late-round selection in all IDP formats.

2005

Davis is a very versatile defensive player who can play both safety and linebacker. With the Panthers lacking much depth at either position, Davis will be forced to play both positions for much of the season. Colin Branch's season-ending knee injury opened up a starting job for Davis at strong safety and he'll likely play most snaps in that spot but could spell Brandon Short at linebacker as well.