FILE - Carolina Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) warms up before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. The Carolina Panthers have re-signed kicker Zane Gonzalez to a two-year contract, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, after he helped solidify the team's kicking position last season. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman, File)
FILE - Carolina Panthers kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) warms up before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. The Carolina Panthers have re-signed kicker Zane Gonzalez to a two-year contract, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, after he helped solidify the team's kicking position last season. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C, (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have re-signed kicker Zane Gonzalez to a two-year contract after he helped solidify the kicking position last season.

Gonzalez was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week.

Gonzalez joined the team in Week 2 and made 20 of 22 on field goal attempts, including 17 straight before sustaining a quadriceps injury during pre-game warmups against the Buffalo Bills that ended his season. His 90.9% success rate on field goals was ninth-best in the league. He also made 22 of 23 extra points.

Gonzalez won two two special teams player of the week awards last year, going 4 of 4 on field goals in games against the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals. He also converted a career-long, 57-yard field goal.

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