Former Georgia standout Thomas Davis retiring from NFL, signing 1-day contract
After a long NFL career, Thomas Davis is hanging it up.
The former Georgia standout took to his Instagram account on Wednesday night. He shared that with his release from Washington he will be signing a one-day contract with Carolina to retire a Panther. Davis played for Carolina from 2005-18.
Davis played at UGA from 2002-04. As a sophomore, he earned second-team All-SEC recognition. In his junior season, Davis was a consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC selection before going pro. He was drafted by Carolina with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
During his lengthy pro career, Davis received numerous accolades. He was a two-time All-Pro selection (first-team 2015; second-team 2013) and three-time Pro Bowler (2015-17). Davis also won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2014 and the Bart Starr Award in 2016.
Davis played with the Los Angeles Chargers before signing with Washington in March of 2020.
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