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Graham Gano | Place Kicker

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: Florida State
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Panthers re-signed K Graham Gano to a four-year, $12.4 million contract.
Gano, 27 in April, is coming off his best season as a pro. He made 24-of-27 field goals and all 42 extra points. He has a booming leg and made all six of his field goals from 50-plus yards out in 2013. Gano also produced 63 touchbacks on kickoffs, which was third-most in the league. He was fantasy's No. 15 kicker. Feb 28 - 10:07 AM

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Panthers signed K Graham Gano.

He replaces Justin Medlock, who was waived. Gano has been out of the league since the Redskins dumped him in late August. The coaches always graded his kickoffs high, but he was found wanting in field-goal consistency. The Panthers kicker ranks 31st in fantasy scoring this season.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 05:49:00 PM

Redskins waived K Graham Gano.

It appeared Gano had held onto his job when the Redskins released Neil Rackers, but they've opted to go with veteran Billy Cundiff. Gano has a big leg, but has converted just 73.8 percent of his 80 career field-goal attempts. 80 percent is the baseline. Still only 25 with 36 games of experience, Gano will be back.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 08:57:00 AM

The Redskins' kicker battle between Graham Gano and Neil Rackers is even right now, according to special teams coach Danny Smith.

Gano officially missed 10 field goals last season, but the Redskins have attributed at least five of them to protection problems. He's getting a fair shake to try to hold off the more consistent and experienced Rackers.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 10:16:00 AM

Redskins extended K Graham Gano an exclusive rights tender.

Gano will receive $540,000 if he makes the 53-man roster, and he'll be eligible for restricted free agency in 2012. Gano is recovering from two fractured bones in his back, but he'll be 100 percent by OTAs. The 25-year-old kicker nailed 31 of his 41 field goal attempts in 2011, good for a 75.6-percent conversion rate. Gano also had 32 touchbacks on 73 kickoff tries.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 05:39:00 PM

Redskins K Graham Gano reportedly suffered fractures to two bones in his lower back in the regular season finale.

The impending restricted free agent is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. Gano made just 31-of-41 (75.6 percent) field goals, but he's been exonerated for the five blocks caused by a struggling offensive line. Look for the Redskins to bring him back even if there's competition in training camp.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 11:51:00 AM

Coach Mike Shanahan has absolved K Graham Gano of blame for a blocked 23-yard field goal as well as a blocked PAT and a kickoff that sailed out of bounds in Week 12.

There aren't any enticing options available on the street, so the Redskins will stick with Gano for now. It's worth noting that Shanahan suggested Gano's job was on the line two weeks ago after missing a pair of kicks, so the leash isn't long.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 02:42:00 PM

Special teams coordinator Danny Smith indicated the Redskins have not "solved" the kicking situation, and may still sign a veteran to compete with Graham Gano.

Veteran Shayne Graham was released because he "wasn't the answer at kicker." Ouch. Gano is atop the depth chart because Graham kicked poorly, not because he's been impressive in his own right. This situation is fluid -- and one to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 04:27:00 PM

The Washington Times' Dan Daly expects Graham Gano to beat out Shayne Graham for the Redskins' kicking job.

Graham made a disastrous first impression in Washington's preseason opener against the Steelers on Friday, missing field-goal tries of both 29 and 49 yards. Gano sank all three of his attempts, which came from 32, 34 and 45 yards. Graham will have to be lights out from here on out to beat out the big-legged Gano, who is all but an assured touchback under the NFL's new kickoff rules.
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 09:23:00 AM

The Washington Post wouldn't be surprised if the Redskins bring in competition for K Graham Gano in training camp.

The Skins face a similar dilemma to the Cowboys with David Buehler. Kickoff returners averaged just 19.0 yards per against Gano, the second-lowest mark in the league. It was the opposite story on field goals, though, as Gano's 68.6 conversion rate was four percentage points lower than any other kicker.
Thu, May 12, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Beat writer Jason Reid confirms that K Graham Gano is on unstable ground heading into the offseason.

Gano missed a 30-yarder in Sunday's loss to the Giants and finished the season 24-of-35 on field goals. Among kickers with at least 16 attempts, his 68.6 percent conversion rate ranks dead last in the league. Gano will be hoping just to be part of a competition next August.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 09:25:00 AM

Redskins K Graham Gano (ribs) is not listed on the Redskins' injury report for Week 15.

A struggling Gano will continue to handle place-kicking duties at Dallas. Needless to say, he's not a fantasy option for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 05:47:00 PM

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan revealed that K Graham Gano suffered a rib injury in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.

The Skins will audition kickers Tuesday, though Shanahan insisted that the tryouts are more due to Gano's injury than his struggles. Gano has missed 11 field goal tries this year. He also doesn't have a touchback since Week 11.
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 03:16:00 PM

Coach Mike Shanahan said Sunday night that the Redskins will not bring in tryout kickers this week despite two more missed field goals by Graham Gano in Sunday's one-point loss to the Bucs.

"He has been very consistent for us in practice," Shanahan said. "He is young, and I think he has a great future." Gano has shanked 11-of-32 field goal tries in real life, but impressive practice performances are keeping him safe.
Sun, Dec 12, 2010 08:22:00 PM

Coach Mike Shanahan gave K Graham Gano a vote of confidence on Tuesday.

Gano missed a 48-yard kick Sunday night, leaving him just 12-of-16 (75 percent) on field goal attempts through six games. Gano is 10th among kickers in fantasy points per game.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 02:44:00 PM

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