A first-round pick in 2015, Thompson has appeared in 42 games his first three seasons.
Panthers exercise Shaq Thompson's fifth-year option
Positional perspective on the NFL Draft
Grill Bill: Is linebacker back in play?
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Davis' suspension offers Thompson chance to prove himself
Thomas Davis facing four-game suspension
Looking back at history of the 24th overall pick
Where Things Stand: Linebackers
To fill or not to fill? A Panthers free agency primer
Steve Russ salutes linebackers he'll lead
Important 2018 Offseason Dates
Talking defense, from front to back
Thomas Davis expects "reduced role" in 2018
Snap Counts: Panthers at Saints
The Matrix Reloaded?
Snap Counts: Panthers at Falcons
Snap Counts: Panthers vs. Buccaneers
Five Things to Watch: Panthers vs. Buccaneers
Injury Report: Thompson among five listed questionable
The Panthers' safety valve
Notes: Pro Bowl perspective
With Davis out, Panthers optimistic Thompson will be ready
Opposing View: Panthers vs. Buccaneers
Grill Bill: Shorthanded LBs, Week 17 flex and Christmas socks
Snap Counts: Panthers vs. Packers
Pads Off: Shaq Thompson
Check out video of linebacker Shaq Thompson getting a fresh twist and spending some quality time with his adorable daughter.
"We care and we're thinking of them"
Watch as linebackers Shaq Thompson and David Mayo interact with patients at Levine Children's Hospital.
Looking back at Shaq Thompson's Combine
Watch linebacker Shaq Thompson perform at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.
Position Review: Linebackers
The Panthers.com crew discusses the performance of the linebackers during the 2016 season.
Panthers look toward a new beginning
Panthers Insider Mike Craft takes a look at how the team views the end of the 2016 season.
Locker Room Talk: Battled to the end
Hear from defensive end Wes Horton, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Kawann Short, fullback Mike Tolbert, safety Kurt Coleman, wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. and linebacker Shaq Thompson following the loss to Tampa Bay.
Locker Room Talk: Tough tape to watch
Hear from defensive end Charles Johnson, linebacker Luke Kuechly, defensive tackle Kawann Short, linebacker Shaq Thompson, tight end Greg Olsen and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
Locker Room Talk: Locked in on Minnesota
Hear from cornerback Bene Benwikere, wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr., tight end Ed Dickson, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, safety Kurt Coleman, guard Trai Turner and linebacker Shaq Thompson.
Self Scout: Creating turnovers
Panthers Insider Mike Craft breaks down how takeaways by Shaq Thompson and Thomas Davis against the Broncos are the result of playing sound team defense.
Camp Daily: Day 3
Panthers Insider Mike Craft and reporter Libby Weihsmann recap all the day's action from Wofford College.
Inside Look: Panthers enter dorms
The players arrived in Spartanburg for training camp with high expectations after a productive offseason.
Position Preview: Linebackers
The Panthers.com crew breaks down Carolina's depth at linebacker entering the 2016 season.
Hear from fullback Mike Tolbert, linebacker Luke Kuechly, defensive end Charles Johnson, center Ryan Kalil, linebacker Shaq Thompson and defensive tackle Vernon Butler following the conclusion of minicamp.
OTA week one takeaways
Panthers Insider Mike Craft breaks down what he saw during the first three OTA practices.
Snoop Dogg Super Bowl Takeover
The internationally known rapper turns a routine media session into a hip-hop celebration for the Panthers.
Panthers React To "Crazy" Opening Night
Several players share their thoughts on the frenzied media day experience.
Self Scout: Band of Thieves
The Panthers pass defense, led by safety Kurt Coleman's two interceptions, made life miserable for Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer in the NFC Championship.
Watchlist: Divisional Playoff
Panthers offensive line must set the tone against disruptive Seattle front; linebacker Shaq Thompson's athleticism could come in handy.
Watchlist: Week 15
Defensive tackle Kawann Short leads the Panthers' pass rush into New York; quarterback Cam Newton in search of another hot start.
Shaq Thompson: "We won't miss a beat"
Linebacker confident Panthers defense will be ready for the challenge from quarterback Eli Manning and the New York Giants offense.
Celebrating the Holiday Season
Hear from linebacker Shaq Thompson, cornerback Josh Norman and Panthers fans who attended the 2nd annual Tree Lighting.
Self Scout: Textbook Tackle
Rookie linebacker Shaq Thompson set the tone early with a thunderous hit on Tennessee's Dexter McCluster.
Locker Room Talk: Panthers at Titans
Sound from linebacker Shaq Thompson, fullback Mike Tolbert, linebacker Thomas Davis, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and tight end Ed Dickson.
Watchlist: Panthers at Titans
Offensive tackle Michael Oher has an opportunity to play against his former team; surging defensive end Kony Ealy is ready to face former Panther Byron Bell.
Total Access: Shaq is Back
Rookie linebacker Shaq Thompson returns to practice and is on track to play against the Packers.