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Thomas Davis agrees to one-year extension with Panthers

Posted August 15
Updated August 18

— The Carolina Panthers have agreed to a one-year contract extension with veteran linebacker Thomas Davis, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Davis – selected 14th overall by Carolina in the 2005 NFL Draft – is now under contract through the 2018 season.

“I’m extremely excited. Everybody knows how I feel about being a Carolina Panther,” Davis said Tuesday. “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’ extension is worth $6.75 million with $2 million guaranteed, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

“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 Tuesday in a statement. “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.”

The veteran linebacker is the franchise leader with 1,086 tackles and holds the team record with 149 games played and 131 starts at the inebacker position.

Davis, who has spent his entire career with the Panthers, was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl in 2016. He led the team with 132 tackles and added three interceptions last season in 16 games.

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