Fry was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The Buccaneers brought Fry on board to give incumbent Matt Gay some competition. The 25-year-old went undrafted in 2019 and subsequently spent time in Chicago and Baltimore before the season. As of now, Gay would seemingly have the leg up on the competition, but Fry will look to make an impression in camp. He converted 66-of-88 field goal attempts and 161-of-162 extra points during his collegiate career at South Carolina.
The Panthers waived Fry on Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports. The Panthers signed Fry late last December as an insurance option, but the team now appears comfortable proceeding forth with just Joey Slye and Graham Gano (knee). Fry also previously spent time with the Bears and Ravens, but he has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted out of South Carolina in 2017.
Fry signed with the Panthers on Monday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Fry was originally expected to play for the XFL's St. Louis Battlehawks, but the Panthers want to afford him an early look for the 2020 season. With Graham Gano (knee) in IR this year, Joey Slye was the Panthers' starting kicker. Slye produced modestly, connecting on 78 percent of field goals, including eight of 11 tries from beyond 50 yards. He also hit 31 of 35 extra points. If Slye isn't re-signed, Fry will compete with Gano for the starting job next year.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New Orleans Saints||8||6.47|
|4||10/04||Los Angeles Chargers||9||6.50|
|6||10/18||Green Bay Packers||21||7.39|
|7||10/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|8||11/03||@New York Giants||26||8.13|
|9||11/09||New Orleans Saints||8||6.47|
|11||11/24||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.31|
|12||11/29||Kansas City Chiefs||4||5.68|