Fox Sports™ and © 2020 Fox Media LLC and Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. His only miss was a 48-yarder that was blocked due to a protection breakdown. I just want to continue his legacy forever.". log in to manage your profile and account. He made only 72.2 percent of his field-goal attempts at Virginia Tech. Slye is known for having a big leg — he made a 59-yard field goal in the preseason with plenty of room to spare — but his accuracy has always been a concern. Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers signed Slye "on a whim" in early August when Gano experienced re-occurring pain in his plant leg during training camp. "It wasn't what I was expecting coming in here," Slye said, knowing that Gano was an established kicker who'd missed just three field goals for Carolina in the past two seasons. "I find comfort in that. Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. His only miss was a 48-yarder that was blocked due to a protection breakdown. The wait ended up being worth it. On the field he honors his brother by raising six fingers to the sky after every made field goal and extra point. Slye was brought in as a short-term fill-in while Gano recovered. "I find comfort in that. But he's been accurate in games and practice since his arrival in Carolina. But he wouldn’t look for a full-time “regular job” because he refused to give up on his dream — and because he promised A.J. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents’ basement without a full-time job. This year, he'll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers - and his late brother A.J. Can Teddy Bridgewater lead Carolina to a win on Sunday? [RELATED: Panthers place K Gano on injured reserve]. I want my brother to be known for how he fought, what he fought for and the type of person he was. He could have easily given up on his dream of playing in the NFL after being unable to land a job last year. All rights reserved. Slye is known for having a big leg — he made a 59-yard field goal in the preseason with plenty of room to spare — but his accuracy has always been a concern. I don’t need it. Click to copy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola), Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. More AP NFL: www.apnews.com/NFL and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports, FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye (4) kicks against the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Falcons avenged an early season defeat to Carolina on Thursday night, earning their second win of the season. wore No. I like to do it because I want a lot of my recognition to go to him. That's why you play on Sunday.". Three Super 6 players, almost hit the $1 million jackpot, but FOX Bet is still gifting them a consolation prize. 6 when they played together at North Stafford High School in Virginia. But Slye quickly shied away from any praise. Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job https://t.co/hDxu0sPvoY” I don't want it. "He's shown us every reason to be confident in him. "I put all of my eggs in one basket, basically," Slye said. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Slye has been put on notice in Carolina. That's why you play on Sunday.". Carolina Panthers rookie kicker Joey Slye missed two extra points and what would have been a go-head 28-yard field goal with two minutes to go in a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Slye has some of his brother's fight in him. 6 when they played together at North Stafford High School in Virginia. On the field he honors his brother by raising six fingers to the sky after every made field goal and extra point. They talked sports continuously and dreamed one day of playing together in the NFL. He said all of that should be directed toward his brother A.J., a former Division III linebacker at Salisbury University who passed away in 2014 after a 14-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia, a rare form of blood cell cancer, at the age of 20. But with Gano on IR, Slye, an undrafted rookie and virtual underdog, has won the job and will handle kicking duties this season for Carolina. Slye is known for having a big leg - he made a 59-yard field goal in the preseason with plenty of room to spare - but his accuracy has always been a concern. 6 when they played together at North Stafford High School in Virginia. By using this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, and understand your options regarding Ad Choices. This year, he'll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers - and his late brother A.J. Slye took advantage of his opportunity making 7 of 8 field goals during the preseason, including all three attempts from beyond 50 yards. “I find comfort in that. It was a devastating blow for Joey, who viewed A.J. He made only 72.2 percent of his field-goal attempts at Virginia Tech. ... Greg Olsen did not practice but Rivera said “he’s fine” and that the veteran tight was “taking care of something.” ... Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (hamstring) and backup offensive tackle Greg Little (concussion) did not practice. 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(AP) — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents’ basement without a full-time job. Slye was brought in as a short-term fill-in while Gano recovered. “He’s shown us every reason to be confident in him. His only miss was a 48-yarder that was blocked due to a protection breakdown. But Slye quickly shied away from any praise. he would make it to the NFL. "With everything he has gone through, he has weathered the storm," Rivera said. The Falcons and Panthers will finish off their division series tonight. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job. But we’ll see. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents’ basement without a full-time job. Rivera said Slye is a true "feel good story," but said it's now time to see if he can produce amid the pressure of kicking in regular-season games, something Slye has never done before. ... Greg Olsen did not practice but Rivera said "he's fine" and that the veteran tight was "taking care of something." wore No. as his closest friend. Rivera: Panthers may work out kickers after Slye’s struggles . An undrafted rookie in 2018, Slye was thrust into a prominent and potential game-determining role when the Panthers placed veteran kicker Graham Gano on injured reserve on Friday. he would make it to the NFL. Slye took advantage of his opportunity making 7 of 8 field goals during the preseason, including all three attempts from beyond 50 yards. A.J. Slye took advantage of his opportunity making 7 of 8 field goals during the preseason, including all three attempts from beyond 50 yards. “It gives me the understanding that he’s still there,” Slye said. The Panthers brought kicker Joey Slye to training camp on a whim, someone to be a camp body and give Graham Gano a rest when needed. An undrafted rookie in 2018, Slye was thrust into a prominent and potential game-determining role when the Panthers placed veteran kicker Graham Gano on injured reserve on Friday. It was a devastating blow for Joey, who viewed A.J. For a lot of guys in the special teams realm it's about how long you are willing to keep fighting for that opportunity.". "He's shown us every reason to be confident in him. I want my brother to be known for how he fought, what he fought for and the type of person he was. I just want to continue his legacy forever.”. But he’s been accurate in games and practice since his arrival in Carolina. That’s why you play on Sunday.”. Rivera said Slye is a true "feel good story," but said it's now time to see if he can produce amid the pressure of kicking in regular-season games, something Slye has never done before. >> Reading this story in our app? But we'll see. This station is part of Cox Media Group Television. I don’t want it. Off the field he helped start the SlyeStrong#6 Foundation , which is devoted to helping find a cure for adult/childhood cancer. I don't want it. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team is considering bringing in other kickers this week for tryouts after Slye missed... Panthers kicker blames his misses for costly loss to Saints. "I knew other (kickers) were working on their skills. This year, he’ll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers — and his late brother A.J. But he wouldn't look for a full-time "regular job" because he refused to give up on his dream - and because he promised A.J. I don't need it. wore No. The new "Follow the Lead" feature allows you to tap the blue tag indicated with a '+' to subscribe to alerts on the very latest breaking news updates. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job. But we'll see. An undrafted rookie in 2018, Slye was thrust into a prominent and potential game-determining role when the Panthers placed veteran kicker Graham Gano on injured reserve on Friday. Slye was brought in as a short-term fill-in while Gano recovered. NOTES: Cam Newton took all of his reps at practice Monday and remains on target to start Sunday’s season opener against the Rams. He said all of that should be directed toward his brother A.J., a former Division III linebacker at Salisbury University who passed away in 2014 after a 14-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia, a rare form of blood cell cancer, at the age of 20. A.J. He made only 72.2 percent of his field-goal attempts at Virginia Tech. This year, he’ll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers — and his late brother A.J. He said all of that should be directed toward his brother A.J., a former Division III linebacker at Salisbury University who passed away in 2014 after a 14-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia, a rare form of blood cell cancer, at the age of 20. This year, he'll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers — and his late brother... Panthers place K Gano on IR, cut QB Heinicke, RB Artis-Payne For a lot of guys in the special teams realm it’s about how long you are willing to keep fighting for that opportunity.”. Coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers signed Slye "on a whim" in early August when Gano experienced re-occurring pain in his plant leg during training camp. Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job. By STEVE REED November 25, 2019 GMT. I like to do it because I want a lot of my recognition to go to him. I like to do it because I want a lot of my recognition to go to him. Slye has some of his brother’s fight in him. 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