Report: Giants Signing Veteran Kicker Graham Gano


Graham Gano is getting another shot in the NFL.

The former Carolina Panthers kicker is reportedly signing a deal with the New York Giants and simply needs to pass a physical and go through COVID-19 testing.

The Panthers released Gano last month after eight fairly successful seasons. The 33-year-old was still under contract for an additional two years but spent all of last season sidelined with a leg injury. Carolina saved over $4 million total by releasing Gano, as he was one of the highest-paid kickers in the league. Undrafted rookie Joey Slye came in to replace Gano and connected on nearly 80 percent of his field goal tries.

Gano figures to compete with Chandler Catanzaro, who was signed by the Giants after the team released Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas due to his ongoing legal issues.

Gano has made 82.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 95.3 percent of his extra point attempts in his career.

Carolina placed Gano on injured reserve before the start of last season with a leg injury that he eventually revealed was a fractured femur.

Source: CBS Sports