The Panthers cut kicker Ryan Santoso, who went 2-for-2 on field goals and 1-for-2 on PATs in Week 1.
The Giants had traded Santoso to the Panthers for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.
Because those conditions were not met, the pick was returned to the Panthers. Santoso is a candidate to rejoin the Giants practice squad.Ryan Santoso was released by the Panthers after Week 1.AP
Giants coach Joe Judge spoke highly of Santoso before the trade, saying he had a “tremendous camp” and was a “phenomenal kicker.” Santoso was not a threat to unseat Graham Gano as the Giants starting kicker.
The Panthers signed Zane Gonzalez off the Lions practice squad to replace Santoso.