The Carolina Panthers will have linebacker Thomas Davis for just one more season, as he has said he will retire following the 2018 campaign. Davis reportedly will be in studio with the outlet this weekend.
Davis had said this week that he expects his role to be reduced next season, and he anticipated that it would be reduced further in 2019. Backup Shaq Thompson will step into a larger role.
"This was a tough year for me", Davis said.
But he also admitted this week to playing with a rib injury for much of the season. If you play this game long enough, things are going to happen to you.
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Davis was drafted 14th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Georgia after an All-American career with the Bulldogs. Sandwiched around that honor were All-Pro honors in 2013 and 2015. Before the 2017 campaign, Davis signed a one-year, $6.75 million extension, with $3 million guaranteed, which will expire in 2018.
Davis played in and started 15 games this season, only missing Carolina's December 24 game against Tampa Bay while serving a suspension for an illegal hit in the previous week's game.
Davis has 13 interceptions and 18 forced fumbles in his career, and he'll be hard to replace for Carolina after the 2018 season.
The Panthers tweeted a photo of Davis shortly after the report broke, with the caption "respect".