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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - John Kasay, who ranks among the NFL all-time leaders in field goals and scoring, is retiring with Carolina.
Kasay, who spent 15 seasons with Carolina, signed a one-day contract with the Panthers Tuesday so he could retire as a member of the team. Kasay's 20th and final NFL season was with New Orleans in 2011.
After beginning his career with Seattle in 1991, Kasay was one of the first free agents to sign with the expansion Carolina franchise in 1995. He remained with the Panthers through the 2010 season and is the team's all-time leading scorer.
Kasay ranks sixth in NFL history with 461 field goals and fifth with his 81.9 field goal percentage. His 1,970 points rank eighth in league history.