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Panthers & LB Thomas Davis Working On A Contract Extension

Panthers veteran LB Thomas Davis confirmed that they are working on a contract extension that will keep him in Carolina for the foreseeable future.

We’re trying to get something worked out. It’s a process, but I’m not stressing over it one bit,” Davis said, via the Black and Blue Review. “Really and truly, I just want to be here. I want to play football here. If I’m not playing here, I’m not playing football.”

Davis, 32, reworked his contract with the Panthers last year, which leaves his in position to make a base salary of $7.25 million for the 2015 season. As part of the reworked deal, three voidable years were added to the agreement to lessen the cap figures.

As things stand right now, Davis has a $10 million cap figure for the 2015 season, so an agreement on an extension would free up some additional cap room for the Panthers.

In 2014, appeared in 15 games and recorded 100 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 outside linebacker in a 403 defense out of 40 qualifying players.