“That’s something all players in the last year of their deal, especially for guys who have put up the numbers I’ve put up and played the way I’ve played the last few years, you’d hope something gets worked out,” Davis said in a radio appearance on WFNZ, as transcribed by Nate Bouda of NFLTradeRumors. “We’re not actively talking now, but hopefully we can do something before training camp happens.”
Davis is headed into the final year of a three-year contract and has spent his entire career in Charlotte. He noted that’s where he’d like to finish it.
The defensive captain is coming off another productive season, in which he compiled over 100 tackles for the fifth straight year, though defensive coordinator Steve Wilks said in May the team was planning to reduce his reps in 2017 to preserve his effectiveness.
“I don’t think you’ll find a player who cares more about the organization or a team than I do the Carolina Panthers,” Davis said. “It goes above and beyond being a football player. I totally embrace the ‘Keep Pounding’ motto and it’s part of my lifestyle and everything I do.”
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