Josh Norman

Panthers sign linebacker Thomas Davis to 2-year extension

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, the NFL's reigning Man of the Year, has a new contract the last one he plans to sign to play football. Davis agreed to a two-year extension that will keep the 11-year veteran under contract through the 2017 season, the Panthers announced Monday. Davis' new deal is worth $18 million over the next three years, with $10 million guaranteed, according to a league source. Davis, 32, was entering the final year of a contract that would have paid him $7.25 million this year, with a salary cap number of $9.9 million. The extension is expected to lower Davis' cap hit by as much as $4 million. Davis told the Observer last week he was...