CHARLOTTE - And then there were none.
Kicker John Kasay, the last of the original Carolina Panthers, was released by the team Friday.
"He's meant so much to this organization," General Manager Marty Hurney said. "He's such a class individual with what he has meant to not only this organization but to this community."
Hurney said he told Kasay of the decision Wednesday after the Panthers formulated an alternative plan for their kicking game going forward. The free agent signing period officially begins Friday at 6 p.m. ET.
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