The Panthers activated Slye from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Slye's activation after just two days suggests the kicker's placement on the list may just have been precautionary. He's now on track to fill his normal duties Sunday at New Orleans. Slye has connected on 16 of 18 field-goal attempts through six games this season.
The Panthers placed Slye on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Slye's placement on the list means that he has either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with another person who has tested positive. The Panthers don't currently have another kicker on the roster, so look for the team to make a transaction ahead of Sunday's game against the Saints. Slye will remain in isolation from the team until he tests negative for the coronavirus on two occasions at least 24 hours apart.
Slye made three of four field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears.
Slye converted from 21 and 20 yards on his first two field-goal efforts, then missed wide right from 54 yards before closing the day with a 48-yard make. With an extra point tossed in there as well, the second-year pro hit double figures for the second straight game, bringing his season tally to an impressive 58 points through six outings.
Slye made all three of his field-goal attempts and both his extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Falcons.
Slye converted from 38, 39 and 22 yards on his field-goal tries, bringing his tally to 11 points on the day. The second-year pro has notched double-digit points in three of five outings this season, with Sunday's performance marking his second without a missed kick.
Slye missed one of two field-goal attempts but made all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals.
Slye converted from 27 yards to open the fourth quarter but then went wide right from 42 yards to stall Carolina's next series. Although his seven points produced a decent return, Slye has now missed a kick in three out of four games thus far, leaving further points on the board Sunday.
Slye made all five of his field-goal attempts but missed his only extra-point try in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Chargers.
Slye nailed kicks from 29, 24, 30, 22 and 31 yards as Carolina's offense failed to score touchdowns from in close. The one time the Panthers did find the end zone, however, Slye's extra-point try was blocked. Although he'll be disappointed by having missed two of his five PATs so far, with a season-high 15 points Sunday, Slye still sports a healthy 30 through three weeks.
Slye made his lone field-goal attempt as well as both his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Slye, who missed an extra point in Week 1, was perfect on his three kicks Sunday, converting from 23 yards on his only field goal. Through two games, the second-year kicker now sports 15 points.
Slye made all three of his field-goal attempts but missed one of his two extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Raiders.
Slye converted from 47, 46 and 31 yards on his respective field goals, showing his strong leg in the process. However, the second-year kicker went wide left with his first extra-point attempt of the season, putting the Panthers in a tough situation as they trailed by four points late. While Slye will be disappointed by that miscue, his fantasy owners should at least be encouraged by him posting double-digit points to start the season.
Slye is left as the only kicker on the Panthers' roster with the team choosing to cut Graham Gano (knee), Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Slye filled in for an injured Gano last season and quickly made an impression with his leg strength. The rookie missed four PATs and a chip-shot field goal, but he went 8 of 11 from 50-plus yards and forced touchbacks on 66 of 70 kickoffs (94.3 percent). While there's no guarantee he puts it all together, Slye offers obvious potential to be one of the best kickers in the NFL. He may even have a strong enough leg to warrant fantasy consideration without the benefit of being attached to a top offense.
Slye is expected to compete with Graham Gano for the Panthers' kicking job during training camp and the preseason, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Slye replaced Gano as the Panthers' kicker after the latter went down with a season-ending knee injury during the 2019 preseason. The 24-year-old went on to convert 25 of 32 field-goal attempts and 31 of 35 extra-point attempts during his inaugural NFL campaign. Gano had been the team's main kicker since 2013 prior to his injury.
Slye signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers on Thursday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Slye converted 25 of 32 field-goal tries and 31 of 35 extra-point attempts across 16 contests in 2019. With Graham Gano (knee) expected to be healthy in time for the 2020 season, Slye will have to compete for Carolina's starting placekicker job.
Slye, who tallied four points in Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Saints, went 25-of-32 on field-goal attempts and 31-of-35 on extra-point tries, totaling 106 points in 16 games played this season.
Slye started his rookie season with a bang, averaging more than nine points per game while nailing four kicks from 50-plus yards through his first six outings. After that point, however, he topped six points just twice and endured a disastrous Week 12 against the Saints, missing two extra points and three kicks total in a heartbreaking three-point defeat. To his credit, though, Slye didn't miss in his five appearances afterward, enabling him to finish tied for 14th among kickers in points. With longtime kicker Graham Gano (knee) expected to be back for the 2020 campaign, it'll be interesting to see whether the Panthers offer Slye a contract to remain with them this offseason. With that still a possibility, it's unclear if Slye will need to earn his job again or be free to take his talents elsewhere.
Slye made both his field-goal attempts and didn't attempt any extra points in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Colts.
Slye accounted for all of his team's points on the day, converting from 27 and 50 yards. The rookie has gone four games without missing since his nightmare performance against the Saints in late November, and he will now look to remain unblemished as New Orleans visits Carolina in Week 17.
Slye made his only field-goal attempt and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Seahawks.
Slye converted from 52 yards on his lone field goal and has now gone three straight games without a missed kick. That has helped stabilize his value following his Week 12 letdown against the Saints. With two weeks left in the season, Slye currently sits on 96 points scored for the campaign.
Slye made both field-goal attempts and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 40-20 loss in Atlanta.
Slye was able to convert from 46 and 42 yards on his field goals, which were his first field-goal attempts since a shaky Week 12 performance. The 23-year-old likely is still on a short leash with seven missed field goals and four missed extra points this season, but he'll head into Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks having made his last seven kicks.
Slye did not attempt a field goal but made all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Redskins.
Slye maintained his job after a tumultuous Week 12, and although he wasn't involved much Sunday, the kicker at least converted all three of his kicking opportunities. That should help build back Slye's confidence, but the fact he's scored just 26 points over the last six games has seen his stock fall significantly.
Slye is expected to continue kick for the Panthers despite two missed extra points and a missed 28-yard field goal in last week's loss to the Saints, David Newton of ESPN reports.
It was a tough game for Slye, who most notably missed a potential game-winning 28-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's game. The Panthers signed another kicker to their practice squad early this week, but he was never really a threat to Slye's job. Should the Virginia Tech product continue to under-perform, however, threats about him being replaced could get more serious.
Coach Ron Rivera said Monday that the Panthers may bring in kickers for tryouts this week, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Slye missed two extra-point attempts and a 28-yard field-goal try during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints. His missed field goal came with only two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. As a result of the costly performance, Slye appears to be on thin ice with Carolina's coaching staff. His hold on the Panthers' kicking job may not be secure for long.
Slye missed a 28-yard field goal as well as two extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints. He finished with seven points total, making field goals from 41 and 52 yards as well as one extra point.
Slye was largely to blame for Carolina's loss, as his stunning field-goal miss came with just two minutes remaining. The rookie also failed on two extra-point efforts, wasting away further opportunities. Although his seven points actually marked his most since Week 6, Slye will still be very disappointed by Sunday's showing.
Slye made his only kick, a 31-yard field goal, in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.
Slye scored Carolina's only points, and although he did all that was required of him, the rookie's production has tailed off in recent weeks. In the Panthers' last four games, he's managed merely 16 points, marking a stark contrast compared to his 56 through the first six weeks.
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