Panthers K Graham Gano Could Open Season On Injured Reserve


According to Tiffany Blackmon, Panthers K Graham Gano’s knee injury “doesn’t seem to be getting better” and it’s possible he could be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

This move would cost Gano at least the first eight games of the regular season before he could be designated as one of their two players to return.

Joye Slye has well during the preseason and appears to be in line to open the season as Carolina’s placekicker.

Gano, 32, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State back in 2009. He spent three years in Washington before signing on with the Panthers for the 2012 season.

Gano played out the final year of his four-year, $12.4 million contract before agreeing to a four-year, $17 million contract with $9 million guaranteed with the Panthers last year. 

In 2018, Gano converted 14 of 16 field goal attempts (87.5 percent) to go along with 30 of 33 extra point tries (90.9 percent).

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