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Graham Gano | Place Kicker | #9

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
College: Florida State
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Panthers K Graham Gano (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Bucs.
The Panthers tipped their hand when they didn't promote Roberto Aguayo from the practice squad on Saturday. Gano is the No. 8 kicker so far this season. Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:33:00 AM

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Panthers K Graham Gano (questionable, knee) is expected to play Week 8 against the Buccaneers.

There was some concern about his status after he sat out Friday's practice, but the Panthers decided not to promote Roberto Aguayo from their practice squad, which indicates Gano is ready to go. Kurt Coleman (knee), Ed Dickson (ankle) and Luke Kuechly (concussion) will also be active for Week 8 despite being listed as questionable.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 08:04:00 AM

Panthers K Graham Gano (knee) is questionable for Week 8 against the Buccaneers.

Gano didn't practice Friday after being listed as a full participant on both Wednesday and Thursday. The Panthers added Roberto Aguayo to their practice squad earlier in the week and would activate him if Gano can't get the green light on Sunday. It would certainly be a compelling storyline if Aguayo made his long-awaited return against the team that cut him this offseason.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Panthers K Graham Gano is dealing with knee soreness.

Kickers, of course, are people, too. Gano is expected to kick in Sunday's game at Soldier Field, but he becomes a riskier fantasy option due to the injury.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera named Graham Gano the Panthers' Week 1 kicker against the 49ers.

The Panthers are still carrying both Gano and rookie Harrison Butker as kickers on the 53-man roster, but the veteran Gano gets the first crack at the job. The Panthers have one of the highest implied team totals of the week, so Gano is firmly in the mix as one of the better Week 1 fantasy options.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Panthers GM Marty Hurney said if the Panthers are unable to trade one of their two kickers, Graham Gano will kick against the 49ers in Week 1.

The Panthers decided to keep two kickers on their 53-man roster as a temporary measure in hopes of trading either Gano or seventh-round rookie Harrison Butker, but so far they haven't found any takers. If that's still the case by next Sunday, Gano will get the nod against San Francisco. Gano converted just 30-of-38 kicks last year with a long of 54 yards.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 03:57:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers are "getting trade calls" on K Graham Gano.

Gano made just 3-of-5 kicks during the preseason and appears to have lost the starting job to seventh-round rookie Harrison Butker. The Panthers aren't going to keep two kickers and will probably end up releasing Gano if a deal isn't reached by Saturday's 4 PM ET deadline for final roster cuts.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Panthers K Graham Gano (heel) has been medically cleared.

Gano had surgery in mid-January after playing through a broken bone in his foot last season. It's part of the reason for his 2016 struggles. Gano needs to hold off seventh-rounder Harrison Butker to keep his job.
Sat, May 20, 2017 02:50:00 PM

The Panthers have put incumbent K Graham Gano on notice following the selection of seventh-round K Harrison Butker.

Gano had a down 2016, making just 30-of-38 field goal attempts and missing three in the final game of the year. He had an excuse, however, as Gano was playing through a broken foot. Gano remained an asset on kickoffs last season but has become expensive carrying a $3.2 million salary for 2017.
Mon, May 1, 2017 09:04:00 AM

Panthers K Graham Gano underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his plant foot.

Gano was able to play through the injury the final three weeks, but he indicated after the season he would need surgery. It is unclear how long he will be out, but it would be a surprise if he is sidelined into training camp.
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Panthers K Graham Gano plans to play through a broken bone in his plant foot.

Coach Ron Rivera called it a "ballerina injury" after the win against the Chargers on Sunday. "When I heard that (Ron Rivera) said it, I laughed too. But yeah, it’s a very common injury with ballet dancers I guess," Gano said. "So, I broke a bone somewhere in the heel." Gano recognized the problem in Sunday's game, but he still managed to hit all four of his attempts and both extra points. He should be fine moving forward.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team is going to "stand pat" with K Graham Gano.

Rivera dropped a "we'll see" when asked about Gano following the game Sunday, but he stuck by his kicker on Monday. Gano has missed several big kicks including an extra point against the Saints and what would have been a game-winner in the season opener. He will be on a short leash moving forward.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:02:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera hinted K Graham Gano is on the hot seat.

Gano missed an extra point which would have tied the game in the fourth quarter on Sunday, missed a 43-yarder against the Bucs last week in a game Carolina ultimately lost by three, and missed a potential game-winner in Denver on opening night. When asked if he had any concerns about his kicker after the game, Rivera said, "We'll see." It would not be surprising if the Panthers worked out some kickers over the bye week.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 12:14:00 PM

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.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:07:00 AM

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

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