Panthers sign Hilbert in case Kasay can't play

Updated: September 19, 2002, 3:30 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It appears the Carolina Panthers have decided on a potential replacement for John Kasay, in the event the veteran kicker cannot play Sunday, because of a groin injury sustained during Wednesday's practice.

The Panthers signed second-year veteran Jon Hilbert to their practice squad Thursday morning, ESPN.com has learned.

Hilbert will probably be elevated to the active roster for Sunday if Carolina decides that Kasay is not available. That is a strong likelihood, since sources ...

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