Report: Graham Gano could miss half the season

Getty Images

Panthers kicker Graham Gano has missed the preseason with a leg injury, and it’s not getting any better.

Gano’s knee is still bothering him and the Panthers may put him on injured reserve with the return designation, according to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network.

That would require the Panthers to first put Gano on the active 53-man roster and then move him to injured reserve, where he’d have to stay off the field for at least eight weeks.

Last year Gano went 14-for-16 on field goals, including a 63-yarder that was tied for the second-longest in NFL history. The good news for the Panthers is that kicker Joey Slye is 6-of-6 in preseason field goals, including two from 50-plus yards. Slye may be able to do the job while Gano is out.

4 responses to “Report: Graham Gano could miss half the season

  1. I mean you gotta feel for an injured kicker. It’s not like their jobs are secure even when they’re healthy.

  2. Seems that the Panthers have 2 good kickers when a bunch of teams apparently don’t have 1.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!