The Carolina Panthers have continued to get down to business with re-signing their own star players, and they have given a two-year contract extension to linebacker Thomas Davis.
Davis will make $18 million over the next three seasons with his new contract, which will expire in 2018.
The 32-year-old linebacker has emerged as one of the key pieces in a rising Panthers defense, as he came up with 100 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2014.
He registered 123 tackles with four sacks in the 2013 season and has played his entire career with the Panthers for nine seasons.
Davis is expected to finish his career in a Panthers uniform, and he will continue to be a valuable mentor for young stars such as inside linebacker Luke Kuechly.
The Panthers have also given a contract extension to quarterback Cam Newton worth $103.8 million over five years.
They are coming off their second consecutive NFC South title and will look to take the next step after giving Newton his first career playoff win.