LB Davis an­nounces re­tire­ment fol­low­ing 2018 sea­son

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Carolina Pan­thers line­backer Thomas Davis says the 2018 sea­son will be his last.

Davis, 34, the team’s first-round pick in 2005, con­firmed his de­ci­sion dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on NFL Net­work on Fri­day. While the Pan­thers didn’t make an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment, the team posted a pic­ture of Davis on its Twit­ter page with the word “Re­spect.”

Davis said he made his de­ci­sion when the team signed him to a con­tract ex­ten­sion through 2018. He said he had been seek­ing an ex­ten­sion through 2019.

“For me, it was a no-brainer,” Davis said. “Like, ‘This is how long they want me here for.’ This is how much time I have to ded­i­cate to this or­ga­ni­za­tion to try to win a Su­per Bowl, and that’s my mind-set.”

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