Thomas Davis and Ron Rivera overlapped for eight seasons in Carolina. Well, they're about to overlap again, according to an announcement the linebacker made on Tuesday.

"Reunited with my guy," Davis wrote on Instagram alongside a post featuring his number and a big HTTR:

After trying to sign Greg Olsen, Rivera has landed his first major ex-Panthers contributor by coming to terms with Davis. He's a three-time Pro Bowler. 

Now, Davis is not going to be nearly the same defender Rivera had in the NFC South — he turns 37 in just a few days — but he still was able to start 16 games with the Chargers last season. Perhaps more importantly, he'll be someone who can communicate to the rest of the defense and the team what it takes to succeed under and with their head coach.

The veeeeeteran (feels more appropriate than simply calling him a veteran) has been in the NFL since 2005. He joins a group of linebackers that features Jon Bostic, Cole Holcomb, Reuben Foster, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Kevin Pierre-Louis, whom the Burgundy and Gold will also reportedly sign when the league year begins on Wednesday. 

Any season and any game could be the last for Davis. He's forged a miraculous career as a pro, but for someone at his age and at his position, it's not an exaggeration to make such a statement. That he's choosing to spend this precious stage with the Redskins reflects well on how he feels about Washington's new leader. 


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