Panthers agree to terms with Eddy Piñeiro, will cut Zane Gonzalez

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Zane Gonzalez saw his season end before it began, with a groin injury while warming up during the final preseason game. The Panthers signed Eddy Piñeiro, who earned the job beyond 2022.

The Panthers announced a two-year contract agreement with Piñeiro on Thursday, ending Gonzalez’s time in Carolina.

Piñeiro finished the year with a 94.3 field goal percentage (33-of-35) and a 93.8 percent (30-of-32) clip on extra points.

Piñeiro’s 33 made field goals in 2022 rank second in Panthers’ history for a single season, behind 37 from longtime kicker John Kasay in 1996. His field goal percentage was the second-best in a single season among Panthers’ kickers with at least 30 attempts.

Gonzalez is recovering from his second injury since he signed with the team in 2021. He injured a quad on the sidelines of a Week 16 game against Buffalo in 2021.

He made 20 of his 22 field goal attempts in 12 games of the 2021 season (90.9 percent) and went 22-of-23 (95.7 percent) on extra points.

3 responses to “Panthers agree to terms with Eddy Piñeiro, will cut Zane Gonzalez

  1. Gonzalez should cancel warmups!! Groin injury while warming up and a quad injury on the sidelines during a game? What is this guy doing??

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