Davis' broken arm is healing well, ESPN.com reports. Davis broke his right forearm during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory, but had surgery the next day and played through the subsequent pain just two weeks later in the Super Bowl. While Davis still has a metal plate in his arm and is unable to lift weights at the moment, he's been progressing well in his recovery, which has seen the pain in his arm subside. Although Davis still has to temper his offseason preparations, it appears he's on track to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.
Davis' (forearm) contract automatically voided Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent as of March 15, the Charlotte Observer reports. The stipulation was placed in the two-year deal that Davis signed last June, which served to spread out his signing bonus and dampen the salary cap hit. After playing valiantly through a broken right forearm in the Super Bowl, the soon-to-be 33-year-old will have to decide whether the risk of another serious injury is worth it. However, he cobbled together the second-most tackles on the Panthers in 2015 -- or 105, to be exact -- so the production is still in line with his history when healthy.
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.
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