CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers signed free agent kicker Justin Medlock, who played last season for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Medlock replaces first-year player Adi Kunalic, who has been released.
Medlock, a former fifth-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, is expected to compete with veteran Olindo Mare for a roster spot this year.
Mare struggled last season with the Panthers, missing two key field goals at the end of games.
The Panthers signed Kunalic late in the season, although they stuck with Mare as their kicker in games.
Mare has three years remaining on a four-year, $12 million contract.
Medlock, who played at UCLA, converted 49 of 55 field goal attempts as an All-Star in the CFL last season.