Panthers coach Rivera hasn’t decided on kicker
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he won’t decide until
Saturday if Olindo Mare will remain the team’s kicker this Sunday
against the Houston Texans or if he’ll hand the job over to rookie
The Panthers signed Kunalic on Tuesday after Mare missed a
36-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter that would have
given his team a 26-24 lead against Atlanta. The Panthers went on
to lose the game 31-23.
Rivera says Mare ”kicked the ball well” this week.
He also says Kunalic is a little sore from the extra
Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Gross is expected to play this week
after missing the Atlanta game with a right ankle injury. The only
Panther unlikely to play is cornerback Darius Butler