Carolina’s All-Time Tackle Leader Just Announced His Departure From The Panthers

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Panthers’ career linebacker Thomas Davis has just announced that he has been released from the Panthers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

Davis has spent his entire professional career with the Panthers after being picked in the 1st round of the 2005 draft. Over the past 13 years, he has become the Panthers’ all-time tackle leader with 1,258 total tackles, including 30 sacks, in 176 regular season games and 11 playoff games.

In 2012, he became the first professional athlete in American history to return to play in his top sporting league after 3 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and in 2014, he won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Last night, Davis posted the following video on Twitter, announcing his departure from the Panthers;

“I just want to thank the Carolina Panthers,” Davis said. “I want to thank my teammates – you guys have been amazing. Fourteen very special years that I will always remember, that I will always cherish. To Panther nation, I cannot thank you guys enough for the love and support.”

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