The Carolina Panthers will use Joe Slye as their kicker this season as they have placed veteran kicker Graham Gano on the injured reserve according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2019
Gano has a left leg injury and was expected to miss half the season. By placing him on the injured reserve, he will miss the entire 2019 season. He is a 10-year veteran with time spent on both the Redskins and Panthers rosters. The one-time Pro-Bowler 224 of 273 field goals in his career.
Slye was an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech who made seven of eight field goals this preseason.