Thomas Davis tore his ACL for third time

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thoams Davis is out for the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the third time in the past few years, and will be placed on injured reserve.

Davis was signed to a five-year, $35 million contract extension in July. However, just $8 million was guaranteed through a $7 million signing bonus and a $1 million base salary. The Panthers were already without linebacker Jon Beason for the year due to a torn Achilles' tendon.

The Panthers claimed former Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Jason Phillips off waivers today.

"I would like 2 take the time and thank every1 that has supported me over my career," Davis wrote on his Twitter account. "Unfortunately, I have re torn my acl. Thx 4 da prayers!!"

The Panthers are likely to go with Omar Gaither, but will also consider Jason Williams, Thomas Williams and Jordan Senn.

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