The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve signed veteran LB Thomas Davis to an extension through 2018 on Tuesday.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Davis receives a one-year, $675 million extension, which adds $2 million of guaranteed money to his 2017 deal.
The two parties had been discussing an extension in recent weeks, so it’s not all that surprising that they were able to get something done before the start of the 2017 season.
The Panthers have been actively working on new deals for a few players including TE Greg Olsen since they parted ways with GM Dave Gettleman.
Davis, 34, is in the final year of his three-year, $18 million contract that includes $11.5 million guaranteed. He is set to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2017 season before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
In 2016, Davis appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and recorded 106 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble, two recoveries with one being returned for a touchdown and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.