Davis (forearm) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Broncos. 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.
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. 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.
Thomas (forearm) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Panthers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. 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.
Davis (forearm) will start in the Super Bowl according to head coach Ron Rivera, Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports. 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.
Davis (forearm) practiced in full Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. 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.