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Washington LB Thomas Davis Sr. says he’ll retire after 2020 season


ASHBURN, #Va. — #Washington #Football #Team linebacker #Thomas #Davis #Sr. will retire at the end of this season, he said in an #Instagram post.

#Washington (6-9) can extend #Davis’ final season by beating the #Philadelphia #Eagles to win the NFC #East on #Sunday.

#Davis, 37, has played 16 years in the NFL — the first 14 with #Carolina and then the past two with the #Los #Angeles #Chargers and #Washington.

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#Davis has served mostly in a backup role with #Washington this season. #He has played in seven games and received 132 snaps from scrimmage, according to ESPN #Stats & #Information research. #Washington coach #Ron #Rivera signed him because of #Davis’ leadership and his familiarity with what #Rivera wanted from his players.

#Rivera trusted #Davis because of how he played for him in #Carolina, where he made the #Pro #Bowl three consecutive seasons, from 2015 to 2017. #He was a first team #All-Pro performer in 2015, the year #Carolina reached the #Super #Bowl. #Davis signed a two-year deal with the #Chargers in 2019 but was released last offseason.

#Davis also endured three torn ACLs. #As a reminder of how he endured, #Davis posted pictures of cleats on #Instagram that sum up his career. #One cleat has written on it “3 ACL #Tears. 3 ACL #Recoveries.” #It also shows how many #Pro #Bowls he earned. #On the other cleat, it reflects him winning the 2014 #Walter #Payton #Man of the #Year #Award.

#Davis wrote in his #Instagram post:

“#Sometimes things can happen that cause you to feel unworthy, just know that #No man can steal what #God had already planned for your life! I’m extremely blessed and thankful for every opportunity that I’ve earned because nothing is ever given to you! #You work your butt off and you pray that #God’s plan aligns with yours!”

#Carolina drafted #Davis with the 14th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft; he had played linebacker and free safety at #Georgia. #He was considered a top safety prospect before that draft, but the #Panthers moved him to linebacker. #His speed and athleticism helped him have success in the NFL.

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#In 199 games, #Davis recorded 1,151 tackles, 29 sacks, 18 forced fumbles and 13 interceptions.





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