Panthers sign Graham Gano through 2017 season

The Carolina Panthers have signed kicker Graham Gano to a four-year contract.

He's now under contract through the 2017 season.

"The special teams unit was a large part of our success last year, and we are excited to keep Graham as a part of our team," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "Graham has shown range and accuracy in his field goal kicking, and his strong leg has been a weapon for us on kickoffs."

Gano made 88.9 percent of his kicks last season, making 24 of 27 kicks.

Gano set a franchise record and tied for the NFL lead with six field goals of 50 yards or more.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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