The currently excusable struggles of Joey Slye

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The currently excusable struggles of Joey Slye
The currently excusable struggles of Joey Slye

The Carolina Panthers thought they struck gold when their undrafted free agent camp leg turned out to be a big-legged, bona fide kicker. The team was in a tough spot with team golden boy Graham Gano struggling to recover from an injured plant leg that ultimately saw him placed on season-ending injured reserve. Because he was placed on IR before the season had officially begun, he is ineligible to return at any point in 2019. Enter Joey Slye. Slye was known for booming kicks at Virginia Tech, but consistency was not on his list of traits. He was a four year starter in Blacksburg, making 169 out of 172 extra point attempts and 78 out of 108 (or 72.2%) of his field goal attempts. His kicks always

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