|Veteran kicker John Kasay retires|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, May 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm ET
John Kasay Profile
Kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers so he could retire with the organization.
Kasay spent 15 years with the Panthers, joining them when they were an expansion team in 1998. His 1,970 career points are the best in franchise history and eighth all-time in the NFL.
Kasay sat out the 2012 season after spending 2011 with the New Orleans Saints. He released a statement through the team on his retirement.
"When we came to Charlotte, our oldest son was about six weeks old," Kasay said. To be able to watch your family grow, not only in number, but also in stature, it gives us a long-range perspective on as blessed as we were and have been by Mr. Richardson to be able to come live in this community, this city, and really the North Carolina and South Carolina region that has been so good to our family and has given way more to us than we've ever given back."
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