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Washington linebacker Thomas Davis to retire at the end of the season |  NFL News


Thomas Davis’ last game in the NFL could be Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles; “Sometimes things can happen that make you feel unworthy, just know that no man can steal what God has already planned for your life!”

Last updated: 12/30/20 7:18 am

Washington linebacker Thomas Davis’ last game before retiring could be on Sunday

Thomas Davis, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, has announced his retirement at the end of the NFL season.

It could be as early as Sunday, as a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles would knock the Washington football team out of the postseason.

Washington’s game with the Eagles will be Davis’ 200th regular-season game of an NFL career that started in 2005.

“This weekend will be my last regular season football game,” Davis wrote on his Instagram account.

“Sometimes things can happen that make you feel unworthy, just know that no man can steal what God has already planned for your life!

“I am extremely blessed and grateful for every opportunity I have won because nothing is ever given to you! You are working your butt and praying that God’s plan aligns with yours!”

Washington linebacker Thomas Davis to retire at the end of the season |  NFL News

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Davis played his first 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers and was a Pro Bowler in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was named Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014.

He defied logic playing Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos with a broken right forearm, an injury he sustained two weeks earlier in the NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Despite the injury, he made seven tackles in the 24-10 loss to Denver.

Washington linebacker Thomas Davis to retire at the end of the season |  NFL News

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Davis spent the 2019 season with the Los Angeles Chargers before joining Washington this season. This allowed him to play his final season under Ron Rivera, his former coach with the Panthers.

He will be wearing commemorative cleats for his last game with one of the shoes mentioning he overcame three ACL tears in his right knee during his career.

Davis has just six tackles in seven games this season while playing just 137 defensive shots. In total, he has 1,216 tackles, 29 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, 13 interceptions and 11 fumble recoveries.

Prior to his NFL career, Davis was a consensus All-American in 2004 after his last college season in Georgia. He was selected in the first round (14th overall) of the 2005 draft by the Panthers.





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