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

Update:

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

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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.