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April 26, 2012

Thomas Davis says knee feels good

A line of fans stretching 100 yards waited for autographs from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on Thursday at the draft party at Bank of America Stadium. Davis, positioned behind a folding table under a tent, stood as he signed.

Apparently, his right knee is holding up well.

I feel good,” said Davis, who is attempting to become the first player in NFL history to return from three ACL surgeries on the same knee.

Davis has started running and is participating in the Panthers' offseason conditioning program. He is not expected to take part in the on-field portion of OTAs – the second time he tore his ACL was while backpedaling during an OTA practice two years ago.

But Davis plans to be on Wofford's practice field when training camp begins in July.

I'm doing everything everybody else is doing right now. No limitations,” Davis said. “I'm definitely excited about where the rehab process is right now. I've got a lot to prove this year.”

Davis went down in Week 2 against Green Bay last season and had surgery about a week later. He was injured a week after middle linebacker Jon Beason ruptured his Achilles and was lost for the season.

Davis said he's encouraged by the turnout at the offseason workouts.

I think this is the first time in my seven years that I've been here that we had 100 percent participation in the offseason conditioning program,” Davis said. “I think that speaks a lot for this team and what we're trying to accomplish around here. So we're definitely looking forward to the season.”

--Joseph Person



Posted by Observer Sports on April 26, 2012 at 08:16 PM | Permalink


That's great to hear about TD. I wish him well. I look forward in seeing him in camp.

Posted by: James | Apr 26, 2012 9:57:08 PM

Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Jon Beason, and James Anderson. Our 3-4 Defense will be RUTHLESS.

Posted by: Panther Fan | Apr 26, 2012 10:04:47 PM

TD is going to have trouble getting on the field with Luke

very happy with the pick

Posted by: Sin | Apr 26, 2012 10:21:24 PM

Davis is moving back to safety!

Posted by: joe cool | Apr 26, 2012 10:43:12 PM

Davis will be fine, and he is not moving back to safety. This will give us depth at the 4-3, and a better 3-4.

Posted by: Panther Fan | Apr 26, 2012 10:50:16 PM

Best of luck TD, you deserve it.

Posted by: buzzkill | Apr 27, 2012 12:44:54 AM

Haven't we heard the same lines two comebacks in a row now?

Posted by: Michael Procton | Apr 27, 2012 1:29:16 AM

I don't normally comment on the comments, but is Michael Procton a real person, or is this a running joke on this site?

Posted by: Jeff | Apr 27, 2012 7:12:12 AM

Procton is a joke. Unfortunately, the troll is real.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Apr 27, 2012 7:19:08 AM

What we want from davis at this point, best backup LB in the league, and veteran leadership.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 27, 2012 11:39:58 AM

wish you all the best thomas davis.maybe now you'll start signing more autographs for your fan before and after a game.

Posted by: steven green | Apr 27, 2012 10:19:03 PM

....... so sad the panthers r out!!!! :/ anyone else feel my pain!?!?!?

Posted by: amanda | May 2, 2012 2:59:25 PM

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