Thomas Davis leaving Panthers for Chargers

Linebacker Thomas Davis is leaving Carolina after 14 seasons to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, the three-time Pro Bowler announced Tuesday.

Davis was first team All-Pro in 2015.

“Very happy that I’m going to be able to showcase my talents for the LA Chargers!” Davis posted on Twitter. “Long way from home but I’m extremely excited about this opportunity.”

Terms of the deal are not yet known. The Panthers informed Davis last month that they would not bring him back for 2019.

The Panthers drafted Davis, 36, with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Georgia. Davis played strong safety in his first season in the NFL and converted to outside linebacker in second year, where he has played ever since.

Davis has played 176 games — starting 158 — in 13 seasons for the Panthers. He has 28 career sacks, 13 interceptions and 18 forced fumbles. Davis missed the entire 2010 season with a knee injury.

–Field Level Media

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