Thomas Davis Sr.
LB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Former All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. announced on Instagram that he will sign a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers and retire after 16 seasons.
The Panthers selected Davis with the 14th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft as a safety out of the University of Georgia. He was converted to LB in training camp, and the rest is history. He was a three-time Pro Bowler (2015-2017) and a two-time All-Pro (second team in 2013 and first-team in 2015). Davis was a beast on the field, but his off-the-field work made just as big of an impact. He founded the Defending Dreams Foundation (a non-profit providing and promoting free programs that enhance the quality of life for underprivileged children) with his wife, Kelly, and he was awarded the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Hats off to a great player and a great man who will be discussed in conversations for a place in Canton.
Thomas Davis Sr. will not play in Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.
Davis is dealing with a calf injury and the newly signed 37-year-old will hope to get the start at linebacker next week. On a team with no real standout linebackers, he could end up leading the team in tackles by year's end.
LB Thomas Davis Sr. officially signs a one-year, $3.5M deal with the Redskins. The deal includes a $1.75M signing bonus with a potential maximum for $3.75M.
Davis Sr. is reunited with his old coach Ron Rivera in Washington for what will be his 16th NFL season.
LB Thomas Davis Sr. won’t retire, and instead, is signing with the Washington Redskins, per his Instagram account.
Davis Sr. gets to reunite with his former coach, Ron Rivera. At 36 years old, Davis isn’t quite the same player he once was, but he’ll add a veteran presence to a young locker room that desperately needs a leader.
Thomas Davis racked up six solo tackles and six individual tackles, bringing his league-leading tackle total to 26.
Davis is putting up numbers in this defense, playing with the same passion that he brought to the Carolina Panthers for over a decade. If he hasn't grabbed your attention already, keep an eye on him if he can sustain this pace.