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Source: Thomas Davis deal adjusted

Updated: March 13, 2012, 6:44 PM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

The Carolina Panthers have restructured the contract of veteran linebacker Thomas Davis to make sure he stays with the team, while freeing up $3.8 million in salary-cap space, according to a league source.

The Panthers decided not to exercise an $8 million option bonus that was due in three days. Davis has suffered three torn ACLs in the past two years, and the option bonus was built in as a safeguard as Davis came back from his second injury last summer. He suffered the third injury early ...

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