Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
1 month ago

Gano (foot) has been medically cleared after undergoing surgery on his heel this offseason, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. "It's really nice to be able to kick without pain," the kicker added.

EDGE Analysis

Gano dealt with a nagging injury to a bone in the heel of his plant foot for a large portion of the 2016 campaign and in Week 14 that very bone snapped in half while attempting a kickoff. He managed to play through the pain for the remainder of the season but made just 66 percent of his field goals during the Panthers' final three games. The veteran kicker ultimately underwent surgery to fix the problem in January and, now that he's back to full heath, will need to show there are no lingering effects from the procedure in order to fend off seventh-round rookie Harrison Butker and re-establish himself as one of the better kickers in the NFC.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
2 months ago

Gano (foot) faces competition from seventh-round pick Harrison Butker ahead of this season.

EDGE Analysis

Gano has served as Carolina's kicker since 2012, but last season was the first in which he converted under 80 percent of his field goal attempts. Coming off January surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot, and also entering the final year of his contract, Gano will surely have taken note of the Panthers' selection of Butker, who he'll compete with to keep his job during training camp.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
4 months ago

Gano's (foot) rehab from offseason surgery appears to be going well after he posted a video of himself running on a treadmill in normal fashion, Antony Rizzuti of PanthersWire.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gano underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in the heel of his left foot back in January, and although he was always expected to return to full health by training camp time, the video he recently posted evidenced he's moving well following that operation. After posting his lowest field-goal conversion percentage since 2011 last season, Gano will aim for improvement in the final year of his contract this upcoming campaign.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
5 months ago

Gano underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken bone in the heel of his plant foot, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gano originally suffered the injury during Week 14's win over the Chargers, but he was able to play through the pain throughout the Panthers' final three games. He figures to be back at full health by the time training camp rolls around.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano converted 30 of his 38 field-goal attempts and 31 of his 34 extra-point tries en route to 121 total points in 16 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Gano finished second in the league in scoring thanks to a wildly productive Panthers offense last season, but matched his 2014 point total, still the second-best mark of his career, as Carolina regressed this year. Although he posted six double-digit outings, Gano missed some important kicks early in the season and made just one of his four field goals in Week 17. Additionally, despite having 25 fewer attempts, Gano matched his amount of missed extra points (three) from last season, showing further inconsistency. Overall, he finished 16th in scoring, making him an average performer at his position.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano converted all three of his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try en route to 10 points Saturday against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Gano split the uprights from 31, 40 and 31 yards on his respective field goals Saturday, when he went for at least 10 points for the third straight game.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano made four of five field goals and both extra points en route to 14 points Monday against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Gano broke a bone in the heel of his plant foot last week, but he still managed to convert from 35, 23, 23 and 41 yards on his respective field goals Monday. The veteran has now totaled 14 points in back-to-back contests heading into Saturday's game in Chicago.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano (foot) practiced fully Thursday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gano acknowledged to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer that he "broke a bone in the heel" of his plant foot during Sunday's win against the Chargers. The ailment didn't stop him from striking true on all four field-goal attempts and both PATs in the contest. Moreover, handling every practice rep Thursday implies that he'll be able to kick through the pain Monday in Washington.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano is dealing with a broken bone in his plant foot but expects to play through any discomfort Monday in Washington, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports. "So, I broke a bone somewhere in the heel," Gano said Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Although the ailment could impact his number of practice reps this week, Gano will merely "deal with" it with just three games remaining on the regular season slate and the Panthers effectively out of the playoff picture. The latter point has resulted in a massive reduction in output from 9.1 points per game in 2015 to 7.2 per to this point in the current campaign.

Graham Gano
K CAR (11)
6 months ago

Gano converted all four of his field goals and both extra points en route to 14 points Sunday against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Gano split the uprights from 41, 44, 45 and 23 yards on his respective field goals Sunday, resulting in his highest point total since Week 2.