ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the New Orleans Saints have reached a deal with veteran Carolina Panthers place-kicker John Kasay after Garrett Hartley was injured in Sunday’s preseason game.
Many Panthers’ fans hoped that Kasay would eventually retire as a Panther, but that will not happen. Instead, Kasay stays in division and joins one of Carolina’s rivals. Tommy Morstead, the punter, will handle kickoffs as Kasay hasn’t held that responsibility in years.
The Saints got a great player and an even better person. I’ll update with the contract details later, but I don’t expect it to be more than a 1 year, veteran minimum contract.