The Bears have signed Olindo Mare to replace Robbie Gould.Fantasy Spin:The 39-year-old Mare kicked for Carolina last season, going 22-for-28 in field goal tries and 44-for-45 on extra point attempts. He's not going to get you many 50-yard field goals as he's attempted just four over the past three seasons, making one of them.
The Panthers have released veteran kicker Olindo Mare just one year after giving him a four-year, $12 million contract.
Justin Medlock, a journeyman kicker who last played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, appears to have won the Carolina job. Medlock displayed a stronger leg at training camp than Mare, who was 22 of 28 on field goals attempts last year with two key misses...
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August 27, 2012
The Panthers will look to Olindo Mare to carry the special teams after a solid 2011 season.
This is the final installment of a 7-part series focusing on the position groups of the Carolina Panthers.
After 15 years of pretty much only John Kasay kicking extra points and field goals for the Carolina Panthers, the franchise put forth a new face at the vital position last season.
Olindo Mare had quite a career himself before arriving in the Carolinas, and for the first half...
Olindo Mare lived to kick another Sunday.
Mare won the kicking competition with newly-signed rookie Adi Kunalic and will retain his placekicking duties today against the Texans.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera hinted that Mare would be the choice Friday when he said Kunalic had gotten a little sore after his first week of serious kicking since the Panthers released him Sept. 3...
Olindo Mare is not a popular man in the Carolinas. The struggling kicker missed a 31-yard field goal that would have given the Panthers a 26-24 lead late in the game against Atlanta, and also missed a kick against Minnesota earlier in the season that would have sent the game to overtime. Now, fans are calling for him to be cut.
The only problem with that is he signed a four-year...
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Olindo Mare now has competition.
The Panthers have brought in undrafted rookie kicker Adi Kunalic to compete with the veteran.
Olindo Mare is kicking himself after failing to kick the game-tying field goal against the Vikings. The Panthers found plenty of other holes with their game, like their run defense, keeping their offense on the field in the second half and consistently stopping Jared Allen.
CHARLOTTE, NC Entering Sunday's game, in nearly 14-12 seasons as a placekicker in the NFL, Olindo Mare had converted 81.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, including 90 percent from less than 40 yards.
But on Sunday, the reliable Carolina Panthers veteran botched a 31-yard attempt with 26 seconds left, allowing the Minnesota Vikings to escape with a 24-21 victory.