(WALB) - Sporting a Randolph-Clay High School hoodie, an emotional Thomas Davis announced for the first time in his 14-year career he’s not going to be with the Carolina Panthers. It wasn’t his decision.
Davis isn’t retiring, but he will be an unrestricted free agent in March and plans to continue his NFL career elsewhere after the Panthers informed him he they won’t bring him back.
Davis spent all 14 years of his career with Carolina after they picked him in the first round out of Georgia in 2005.
He’s been a 3-time pro bowler, and all-pro linebacker and the Walter Payton Man of the Year.
Prior to the 2018 season Davis had announced it would be his final rodeo, but Davis hinted to WALB he would give it another go in late April at his Alma mater’s stadium dedication. This was after Davis was notified of his 4-game suspension to start the 2018 campaign.
Davis is the Panthers' all-time tackle leader with 1,258.