The Carolina Panthers have cut veteran kicker Graham Gano. He had spent the last eight years of his career with the Panthers, although he did not play a single game in 2019.
The Athletic’s Panthers reporter Joe Person reported the news via Twitter on Thursday.
Panthers have cut K Graham Gano, his wife posted on Instagram. Nothing official from team, yet.
Panthers will save $2.8M vs. the salary cap, but add another $1.5M on their dead money the next two years, per @spotrac.
— Joe Person (@josephperson) July 30, 2020
Gano has been kicking in the NFL since 2009, and started his career in Washington. He has a career field goal percentage of 82.1 percent, and kicked for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. In 2017, he had a field goal percentage of 96.7, which was an NFL high. That led to the only Pro Bowl selection of his career.
In the past two years, he has lost time due to injury, which probably led to Carolina’s decision to cut him. Gano can be picked up by any team in the NFL now.
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