Panthers extend Thomas Davis' contract

- The Panthers announced on Tuesday that they have signed linebacker Thomas Davis to a one-year contract extension. Davis is now under contract with the Panthers through the 2018 season.

“I’m extremely excited. Everybody knows how I feel about being a Carolina Panther,” Davis said. “This extension solidifies me being here for the rest of my career, and I’m excited about that. Now it’s totally focused on winning a Super Bowl.”

Davis has spent his entire NFL career with the Panthers, beginning in 2005 when he was drafted with the 14th overall choice. Davis is leading the franchise with 1,086 tackles in 149 regular season games with 131 starts –team records for a linebacker.

“Thomas is still playing fast and at a high-level, and the intensity and passion that he brings to the game is unmatched,” linebackers coach Al Holcomb said. “He is the ultimate leader, and to continue to have a player and a man of his magnitude on our team is extremely important. I’m excited for Thomas, his family and our organization.”

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