Person notes there’s no official word from the team yet on the move. But Jeremy Fowler also reports the team has released Gano.
This is somewhat of a surprise, as Gano was apparently healthy and avoided landing on the PUP list to start camp after missing 2019 with a knee injury.
Gano was slated to compete with K Joey Slye for the starting job in camp this year.
Carolina will save $2.8 million in cap space with a $1.5 million dead money hit by releasing Gano.
Gano, 33, originally signed on with Washington 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 in 2018.
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).