Panthers backup quarterback P.J. Walker, large receiver Brandon Zylstra and punter Lachlan Edwards all examined their kicking expertise Sunday morning earlier than Carolina’s contest vs. the Payments.
Per Panthers.com, working again Reggie Bonnafon and linebacker Frankie Luvu additionally had been seen making an attempt kickoffs in warm-ups.
The non-kickers might be thrust into motion as kicker Zane Gonzalez was helped off the sector and into the locker room pregame and was promptly ruled out with a quad injury.
Gonzalez has made 20 of his 22 discipline purpose makes an attempt this season, and he has but to overlook an additional level.
Per Panthers.com, it’s doubtless that Edwards, the punter, will fill in as kicker, however Walker, the group’s reserve quarterback, was a kicker in highschool as nicely.
According to ESPN’s Stats and Info, just one place participant has made a discipline purpose since 2000, with large receiver Wes Welker doing so for the Dolphins in 2004.
Kickoff is about for 1 p.m. ET.