Panthers Sign LB Thomas Davis To A Two-Year, $18M Extension



The Panthers have already announced the extension for LB Thomas Davis.


Joe Person, citing two league sources, reports that the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with LB Thomas Davis on a two-year contract extension.

  • Person adds that Davis’ new contract is expected to be worth $18 million.
  • According to Person, Davis is expected to officially sign the agreement later in the day.

There had been talk that Davis was likely to receive a contract extension before the start of the season, as both parties had expressed interest in getting a done that would allow him to finish out his career as a member of the Panthers.

Carolina has now addressed Davis and QB Cam Newton, which leaves MLB Luke Kuechly as the next player in line for a contract extension.

Davis, 32, reworked his contract with the Panthers last year, which left him in position to make a base salary of $7.25 million for the 2015 season.

He technically had four years remaining on his five-year, $16.5 million contract that included a $5 million signing bonus, but the final three years of the agreement were voidable.

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 4-3 defense out of 40 qualifying players.

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