Former Georgia linebacker and current Carolina Panther Thomas Davis put himself in a bad situation this week, but he just got a bit of good news.
Davis’ suspension for laying a blindside block on Packers’ WR Davante Adams has been reduced from two games to one, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Panthers LB Thomas Davis' suspension reduced to one game upon appeal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 19, 2017
If you missed the hit, here’s a look:
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 17, 2017
Earlier this month, the NFL suspended Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski for just one game after an exceptionally dirty hit. With that context, it makes sense for Davis’ suspension to be reduced.
The one-game ban means Davis will miss Carolina’s Week 16 matchup but will be back in time for a Week 17 showdown with the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers, Falcons and New Orleans Saints are within one game of each other in the NFC South.