PThomas Davis LB CAR 5 days ago

Davis' broken arm is healing well, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis broke his right forearm during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory, but had surgery the next day and played through the subsequent pain just two weeks later in the Super Bowl. While Davis still has a metal plate in his arm and is unable to lift weights at the moment, he's been progressing well in his recovery, which has seen the pain in his arm subside. Although Davis still has to temper his offseason preparations, it appears he's on track to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago1 Comment

Davis' (forearm) contract automatically voided Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent as of March 15, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The stipulation was placed in the two-year deal that Davis signed last June, which served to spread out his signing bonus and dampen the salary cap hit. After playing valiantly through a broken right forearm in the Super Bowl, the soon-to-be 33-year-old will have to decide whether the risk of another serious injury is worth it. However, he cobbled together the second-most tackles on the Panthers in 2015 -- or 105, to be exact -- so the production is still in line with his history when healthy.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos.

Competitive Edge Analysis

All signs indicate that Davis is poised to be his typical self Sunday, despite sustaining a broken forearm in the NFC championship game. Expected to start at weak-side linebacker, he'll be donning just a pad on the affected region, meaning contact could be his biggest hindrance to logging a full complement of snaps.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

The Panthers' training staff doesn't expect Davis (forearm) to be limited in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis had surgery on his right forearm one day after the NFC championship game. During and immediately afterward, trainers were encouraged by how the repair proceeded, and their efforts in the interim have included reducing swelling in the forearm, rebuilding strength, and ensuring he returned to the practice field. After practicing in full this week, they accomplished that feat and, more importantly, believe he'll be his typical play-making self in Super Bowl 50, when he'll merely wear a pad over the healing region.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Thomas (forearm) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Panthers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite tending to a broken right forearm, which he sustained in the NFC championship game, Thomas will take the field in the Super Bowl, and in fact is expected to start, according to head coach Ron Rivera. In the regular season, Davis ranked second on the Panthers with 105 tackles, to which he added 5.5 sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 16 contests.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) will start in the Super Bowl according to head coach Ron Rivera, Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis broke his forearm in the NFC Championship game and underwent surgery last Monday to repair it. He has been a participant in practice all week and it appears he'll be on the field with the first string defense on Sunday. He still could see his minutes monitored during the game.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) practiced in full Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis was sporting a bandaid over the stitches on his right forearm prior to practice, but it wouldn't surprise if he tests out a number of protective measures to ensure he's able to endure the entire Super Bowl. Speaking of the do-or-die matchup, he expects to play in the game, and a full practice to kick off the week certainly aids in that endeavor.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Broncos after practicing without limitations Monday, Steve Reed of The Associated Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis has openly expressed his intent on playing in the Super Bowl, despite breaking his right forearm against the Patriots in the AFC championship game, and that will ultimately come to fruition as he takes on his normal workload Sunday.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) took part in practice Monday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Just one week removed from surgery to repair a broken right forearm, Davis participated in drills, though the Panthers aren't required to file an injury report until Wednesday, leaving his activity level up in the air. Nevertheless, he appears poised to suit up for Super Bowl 50 as long as he emerges from the week of prep unscathed.

PThomas Davis LB CAR 3 months ago

Davis (forearm) did not practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Davis did not practice Thursday as he continues to recover from a broken right arm. The Panthers will likely continue to hold their starting linebacker out until he's clearly ready, as Davis plans to return for the Super Bowl.