An excess of talent at any position -- even kicker -- can get trade talks going on cut down day.
Gano was coming off a rough season in Carolina where he hit on 78.9 percent of his kicks and missed three extra points. Gano's $3.05 million salary might also be attractive for the Panthers to clear off the books.
In and out of favor with Panthers fans over the years, Gano has made some memorable kicks but also some notable misses, including a field goal attempt amid Carolina's loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Gano had his best season as a Panther back in 2013 when he hit 88.9 percent of his field goals and all his extra points.