NFC South Update
Veteran outside linebacker Thomas Davis and the Carolina Panthers have agreed to a two-year extension. The 32-year-old was scheduled to count $9.9 million against the cap in the final year of a four-year deal. The now three-year deal will pay Davis a total of $18 million and likely lowered his 2015 cap figure in addition to providing Thomas Davis two years of additional financial security. Early in his career, Davis struggled with injuries as a undersized linebacker. However, after some early difficulties with staying on the field Davis’ career took off and he became one of the best, albeit often-overlooked 4-3 OLBs in the NFL. The Panthers’ linebacker corps should feature the underrated Thomas Davis, superstar Luke Kuechly, and rookie first round selection Shaq Thompson. Interestingly enough all three linebackers were first round selections.
In other news:
– CB Chris Houston has signed with the Carolina Panthers
– Former Falcons’ OG Justin Blalock announced his retirement
– The Atlanta Falcons have released former first round pick OT Sam Baker