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Panthers trade kicker Zane Gonzalez to San Francisco

Zane Gonzalez

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers made their decision at kicker on Thursday when they signed Eddy Piñeiro to a new two-year deal.

Now, they got something for their other kicker.

The Panthers traded kicker Zane Gonzalez to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday for conditional late-round 2025 compensation.

Gonzalez was quite good for the Panthers in 2021, hitting 20-of-22 field goal attempts and 22-of-23 extra points in 12 games, before he was injured in pregame warm-ups in Buffalo. When he suffered another injury against Buffalo last preseason, the Panthers found Piñeiro to replace him just before the start of the regular season.

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