Panthers sign Chandler Catanzaro as Graham Gano (knee) insurance

The Carolina Panthers signed kicker Chandler Catanzaro, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

What It Means:

Graham Gano is dealing with a knee injury, so Catanzaro will serve as the Panthers' insurance policy at kicker if he's ruled out for Week 14 versus the Cleveland Browns. Catanzaro was canned by the Bucs after missing two kicks in a Week 10 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Prior to being released, Catanzaro went 11-of-15 on field goals (73.3 percent) and 23-of-27 (85.2 percent) on extra points in nine games for the Bucs this season.