San Francisco 49ers kicker Zane Gonzalez (calf) has been released by the team in order to clear some cap space on Tuesday. The 49ers placed the veteran kicker on IR last week as they pared their roster down to 53 players and he is now free to sign with any team, although, that may be difficult with his current injury. 2023 third-round pick, Jake Moody (quad) is expected to be the 49ers starting kicker once the regular season begins but he's dealing with an injury himself. San Francisco signed Matthew Wright as a backup if Moody can't suit up on Sunday at Pittsburgh. The 49ers are loaded at pretty much every position group on their roster but kicker, as it stands right now, is not one of them. They may need to bring in another reliable veteran kicking option if Moody's recovery takes longer than expected.
Sep 5, 2023 6:14 PM EST
San Francisco 49ers kickers Jake Moody (quad) and Zane Gonzalez (calf) are both considered week-to-week, according to David Lombardi. The initial impression is that Gonzalez might miss more time than Moody, but both players' Week 1 statuses are up in the air. Head coach Kyle Shanahan intends to gain more clarity on their timelines before establishing a backup plan in the next few days. Such a contingency process could include signing at least one free-agent kicker. Whoever occupies the position during the regular season opener is merely a low-upside streamer in fantasy football. San Francisco's first three games are in Pittsburgh, in Los Angeles (Rams), and home versus the Giants.
Aug 26, 2023 6:29 PM EST
The Panthers placed Gonzalez (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his 2022 season, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Aug 30, 2022 1:10 PM EST
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said Monday that it's yet to be determined if Gonzalez (groin) will need surgery or how long he'll be out, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Aug 29, 2022 11:49 AM EST
Gonzalez is expected to be placed on injured reserve after suffering a "significant" groin injury, Ellis L. Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Aug 27, 2022 11:18 AM EST
Gonzalez suffered a groin injury during Friday's preseason contest against the Bills, Schuyler Callihan of SI.com reports.
Aug 26, 2022 6:42 PM EST
Gonzalez (leg) was carted to the locker room during Friday's preseason game versus the Bills, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Aug 26, 2022 6:29 PM EST
Gonzalez made his only field-goal attempt and extra-point try in Friday's 20-10 preseason loss to the Patriots.
Aug 21, 2022 7:22 AM EST
The Panthers have re-signed Gonzalez to a two-year $4.5 million deal, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Mar 9, 2022 9:02 AM EST
Gonzalez (quad) has been placed on IR by the Panthers.
Dec 22, 2021 9:32 AM EST
Gonzalez could be placed on injured reserve after he was diagnosed with a strained right quadriceps following an MRI on Monday, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Dec 21, 2021 3:07 PM EST
Gonzalez (quadriceps) will undergo an MRI on Monday to help determine the extent of his injury, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Dec 20, 2021 9:31 AM EST
The Panthers announced Gonzalez won't play Sunday against the Bills after suffering a right quadriceps injury during warmups, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 19, 2021 9:25 AM EST
Gonzalez required assistance off the field after he suffered an apparent leg injury during warmups prior to Sunday's game in Buffalo, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Dec 19, 2021 8:57 AM EST
Gonzalez did not attempt a field goal but made all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Falcons.
Dec 13, 2021 7:32 AM EST
Gonzalez made his only field-goal attempt and lone extra-point try in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.
Nov 29, 2021 7:22 AM EST
Gonzalez did not attempt a field goal but made all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Washington.
Nov 22, 2021 9:19 AM EST
Gonzalez made all four of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Cardinals.
Nov 15, 2021 6:23 AM EST
Gonzalez made both of his field-goal tries and did not attempt an extra point in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Patriots.
Nov 8, 2021 6:13 AM EST
Gonzalez made all four of his field-goal attempts as well as his only extra-point try in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Falcons.
Nov 1, 2021 7:43 AM EST