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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 (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. May 20 - 2:50 PM

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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.
May 1 - 9:04 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.
Jan 14 - 11:10 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

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

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