Panthers cut Olindo Mare, Nick Harris

Updated: August 27, 2012, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers are going young at kicker.

Carolina released 16-year NFL veteran kicker Olindo Mare on Monday just one year after giving him a four-year, $12 million contract. They also parted ways with punter Nick Harris, a 12-year NFL veteran who was signed as a free agent earlier this offseason.

Justin Medlock, a journeyman kicker who last played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, appears to have won the kicking job.

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