David Akers has not been great as the 49ers’ kicker this season.
He nailed a record-tying 63-yard field goal in the season opener (which led to a bit in Sports Illustrated’s expose on 63-yarders) but soon tumbled back to the uneven form that led to his exit from the Eagles after the 2010 season. He has missed 13 field goals this year, including four in the last three games, and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers made yet another change at kicker.
The Panthers on Tuesday waived the slumping Justin Medlock and replaced him with Graham Gano.
Carolina (2-8) signed Gano, a free agent, to a two-year deal after Medlock missed his last three field goals.
Gano spent 2009-11 with the Washington Redskins, playing in 36 games and converting 59 of 80 field...
Justin Medlock was a little apprehensive when the Carolina Panthers called in March and asked him to come in for a tryout.
After all, he had a three-year offer on the table to return and kick for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a job with some measure of short-term security. In Carolina, he knew he'd have to fight an uphill battle to unseat 15-year veteran Olindo Mare to...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2012
The Carolina Panthers have signed former Kansas City Chiefs kicker Justin Medlock.
The former UCLA kicker tried out for the New York Jets recently.
Medlock kicked for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season after being traded from the Edmonton Eskimos last year.
The Carolina Panthers signed kicker Justin Medlock to a three-year contract Wednesday.Medlock will earn $390,000 in 2012 with base salaries of $480,000 and $570,000 for 2013 and 2014.Medlock has spent the last three years in the Canadian Football League. He made 49 of 55 field goal attempts for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last season.The 28-year-old is a former fifth-round draft choice...