CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says linebacker Thomas Davis is progressing well in his recovery from a thrice torn ACL in his right knee and is hopeful he'll be a contributor this season.
Davis went to meet with Dr. James Andrews, a knee specialist, this week and received a "very positive report" and may increase his workload at next week's three-day minicamp, the team's final work before the start of training camp.
Davis has been participating solely in individual drills during Carolina's organized team activities the past three weeks.
Davis, a first-round draft pick in 2005, hopes to become the only player in league history to make it back from three torn ACLs in the same knee.
He's missed 39 of the last 41 games due to torn knee ligaments.