Panthers RFAs Marshall, Davis sign tenders

Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer and Rock Hill Herald reports that Panthers restricted free agents Thomas Davis and Richard Marshall signed their one-year tenders on Tuesday.

Davis, a linebacker, will collect $3.268 million after receiving the highest possible tender (first and third round).  The former first-round pick is coming off a torn ACL, but was recently timed at 4.47 in the forty-yard dash, indicating that his recovery has gone smoothly.  The Panthers run a Tampa 2-style defense under second-year coordinator Ron Meeks, and Davis’ role on the weak side is crucial in the scheme.
Marshall, a cornerback, is now slated for a $1.759 million base salary.  Though Marshall was initially upset with the restricted free agent tender, he reported to offseason workouts in late May and has been a regular participant ever since.