Panthers place linebacker Davis on inactive list

BALTIMORE (AP) The Carolina Panthers have placed linebacker Thomas Davis and running back Jonathan Stewart on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Davis saw limited action in practice because of a hip injury. He ranks second on the Panthers with 30 tackles. Stewart has been bothered by a sore knee. DeAngelo Williams is expected to start. Carolina...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Report: Jonathan Stewart, Thomas Davis, DeAngelo Williams

The Carolina Panthers will look to extend their record to 3 – 1 today when they battle against the Baltimore Ravens at the M&T Bank Stadium: #136099780 / gettyimages.comThe Panthers’ final injury report for week 4 consists of eight players; four players that are probable, two that are questionable and two that have no chance at stepping onto the field today against the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Packers, Panthers, Saints, & Texans

  Browns Pat McManamon of ESPN writes that it would be “absolute lunacy” for the Browns not to try and re-sign QB Brian Hoyer if he continues to play like he has. Packers Rookie WR Jeff Janis could be active for the first time in his young career given that Jarrett Boykin is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. (Rob Demovsky) Panthers LB Thomas Davis and RB...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-200 NFL Players: 126-150 (2014)

This 8-part series counts down the top-200 players in the NFL. 200 might sounds like a lot, but with 53 players on 32 teams’ rosters, that’s 1696 players. Count guys on the practice squad, guys on the PUP or the IR, and guys who are free agents, but still on teams’ radar. That’s probably 2000 players. These guys are the top 10%. Positional value doesn’t matter because if...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: A new star ready to emerge at linebacker?

As we continue to get you ready for Carolina Panthers training camp, we shift our attention to the linebacking corps. We’ve already looked at every offensive position and examined the defensive line yesterday. There’s a strong chance that the Panthers have the best group of linebackers in the NFL amongst teams that run a 4-3 defense. Luke Kuechly obviously won the NFL Defensive...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis ranked top-15 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 outside linebackers in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s OLB to making the list? To provide an answer, the...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Carolina Panthers have a top-10 cornerback in the NFL?

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Thomas Davis says he’d rather retire than leave Panthers

It’s Quotable Monday! This week, we feature linebacker Thomas Davis’ show of extreme loyalty to the Carolina Panthers. “If I’m going to play football and represent an organization, it’s going to be with the team that stuck beside me and never gave up on me,” Davis said to a Charlotte Observer reporter. “My mindset right now is, I’m going to play with the Carolina...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Injury Update: Thomas Davis to play for Carolina or retire

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis  played just nine games from 2009-2011 due to tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee three times. But the team stuck with him through all three lengthy rehabs, and Davis has rewarded them with over 100 tackles in each of the last two seasons and a career-high four sacks in 2013.The Panthers picked up two option years in...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis would retire rather than play elsewhere

Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis is entering his 10th season in the NFL, all with the Panthers. He has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee three times, and rehabbed three times. Each time, the Panthers stuck with him. After a record season in 2013, the Panthers picked up two option years on Davis’ contract and gave him a $5 million bonus. Davis doesn’t take...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, Carolina Panthers’ best coach ever, top-20 RBs in the NFL

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best defensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s greatest coach in franchise history (READ) - Ten other NFL franchises that should change their name (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The running backs on the verge of breaking in (Nos...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen to Thomas Davis’ interview with Jim Rome

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis went on Jim Rome’s radio show on Friday to talk about a number of things. He talked about the doubters for the Panthers this year and said, “I get excited about it. Because, once again, teams are overlooking us. They don’t believe we can do it. It’s all about going out and showing what we’re capable of and I’m ok with...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: The Good, Bad & Ugly Heading Into 2014

 The GoodCarolina’s front seven is among the best in the NFL. Luke Kuechly, Greg Hardy and Thomas Davis are the core of this unit, so expect the Panthers defense to be just as dominating up front this season as they were in 2013. With their great run defense and relentless pass rush, the Panther’s should be in every game they play and will slow down the great offenses in their...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: How good is Luke Kuechly? Kony Ealy’s impact on the Panthers D?

For the first time in his NFL career seemingly, Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuechly has been faced with doubters. Despite leading the league in tackles his rookie year and then following that up by winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, Pro Football Focus ranked Kuechly as just the 80th best player in the NFL recently. Just as interesting to some fans was...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Mailbag: Can Foucault start at right tackle? Thomas Davis better than Kuechly?

It’s that time of the week! Our Weekly Mailbag, which we do every Wednesday. Remember that if you’d like your question answered, tweet at us @cover32_CAR or ask in the comments section. Now onto this week’s questions.   What’re the chances this Canadian kid makes the team? Can he have any impact on this awful offensive line? -Ben in Spartanburg, SC I think the chances are...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

These Carolina Panthers logos re-designed as European Football badges are awesome

The guys over at say they love both football (American) and football (European); based on their awesome logo re-designs, I tend to believe them. They’ve done ‘em for all 32 NFL teams, which you can find here, but the Panthers one jumped out to me as particularly cool. So far three have been released: The Spanish, English and German versions. Spanish English...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Carolina Panthers drafted one of the 10 biggest steals of the 2014 draft

Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. Shannon Sharpe and Joe Montana. Will Shields and Terrell Davis. Some of the best players in NFL history weren’t first-round draft choices; instead, they were later-round guys who most teams thought were full of flaws. Oh, how plenty of franchises went on to regret those scouting reports. Multiple trips to the Pro Bowl, several Super Bowl rings and...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Davis opens up on Michael Sam, playing against Steve Smith, and much more

Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis is entering his 10th NFL season in 2014. With that being the case, he’s got some good stories to tell. On Tuesday night, the former Georgia Bulldog opened up and answered questions from fans on Twitter about everything under the sun from his favorite teammate to his thoughts on this year’s draft class to his dancing abilities. Here...
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May 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

How the 2004 draft derailed a potential Carolina Panthers dynasty

Continuing with our series of evaluating every Carolina Panthers draft ever, we’re now in 2004, where the Panthers were in an interesting position. Just a year removed away from losing the Super Bowl at the horn, the 2003-2004 season was a disappointing one marred by injuries. A good draft could help Carolina get back to the playoffs, perhaps on a consistent basis. With a poor...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the biggest fool in Carolina Panthers franchise history?

Last week, we rated every team’s GOAT – the greatest of all-time. This time around, it’s a different type of goat; the kind who will live in infamy in the franchise’s annals. These are the players, coaches, administrators or other random people connected with a team who did something that will forever be remembered, but for all the wrong reasons. They brought shame on themselves...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Top outside linebackers in the draft: How much does Thomas Davis have left?

On the surface, outside linebacker doesn’t appear to be a massive need for the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers finished second in defense last year and have a strong linebacking corps lead by Pro Bowlers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis. However, the other starting spot will likely be occupied by either journeyman Chase Blackburn or 2013 fourth round pick AJ Klein which could complicate...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reich will honor Panthers LB Davis

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will be honored at the 13th Call to Courage Awards breakfast, hosted by former Buffalo Bills great Frank Reich, on April 5 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Davis, an eight-year NFL veteran, has come back from three torn ligament injuries to his right knee. He’s the only known NFL player to have three anterior cruciate ligament surgeries and...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Free Agent Linebackers: Can any help Carolina?

The Carolina Panthers had a dominant front seven this past season en route to the league’s second ranked defense. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and outside linebacker Thomas Davis just restructured his contract, but there are many questions outside of that. The other starter at outside linebacker in 2013 was Chase Blackburn, who’ll be...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A closer look at Carolina's salary-cap room

The NFL will announce the 2014 salary cap within the next few days, possibly as early as today, and the reported available cap space for the Carolina Panthers has been all over the place. So after consulting with ESPN's top cap gurus, here's what I came up with for Carolina. The Panthers currently are approximately $18.3 million under the cap with an early conservative...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Clearing Space For Greg Hardy?

General manager Dave Gettleman is at it again! After already re-working Thomas Davis’ contract to add cap space, Gettleman negotiated restructured deals with Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil and running back Jonathan Stewart. The Carolina Panthers trimmed Kalil’s 2014 base salary from $4.75 million to $855,000, converting the rest into a signing bonus. By doing this, Kalil’s 2014...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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