Underdog with local roots

Photo by AP. The Carolina Panthers brought kicker Joey Slye to training camp on a whim, but with Graham Gano on IR, Slye, an undrafted rookie and virtual underdog, has won the job and will handle the team's kicking duties this season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joey Slye spent last season living in his parents' basement without a full-time job.

This year, he'll be kicking for the Carolina Panthers - and his late brother A.J.

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