Thomas Davis to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers
Former Georgia Bulldog Thomas Davis will be playing his 14th NFL season on the west coast, as Davis announced on Tuesday that he will be playing his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Very happy that I’m going to be able to showcase my talents for the LA Chargers,” Davis tweeted. “Long way from home but I’m extremely excited about this opportunity!”
— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) March 12, 2019
Davis had spent the 14 previous with the Carolina Panthers, the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
In his time with the Panthers, Davis racked up a franchise best 1,098 tackles. He has made the Pro Bowl three times and made the All-Pro team twice. In 2018, Davis picked up 79 tackles in 12 games. He missed the first four games of the season due to a PED suspension.
Davis has also become an incredibly durable player after the early parts of his career were marred with knee injuries. Prior to 2018, he had played in at least 15 games every season dating back to 2012. Davis tore his ACL three separate times with the Panthers. The former Georgia linebacker also served as a key piece on the 2015-16 Panthers team that lost in the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos.
In his time with Georgia, Davis racked up 272 tackles as well as earning First Team All-American honors in 2004.
Another Georgia linebacker is also looking for a new home, as the Kansas City Chiefs announced they were releasing linebacker Justin Houston. He had been with the Chiefs since 2011, and was still a productive player in 2018.
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