Graham Gano K CAR Nov 20 '12
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.
Graham Gano K CAR Aug 28 '12
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.
Graham Gano K CAR Aug 06 '12
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.
Graham Gano K CAR Mar 02 '12
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.
Graham Gano K CAR Nov 29 '11
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 in line two weeks ago after missing a pair of kicks, so the leash isn't long.
Graham Gano K CAR Aug 14 '11
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.
Graham Gano K CAR Aug 13 '11
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.