Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers and K Graham Gano are currently negotiating a long-term extension, but if they’re unable to get an agreement in place before tomorrow, Carolina will franchise him.

Dan Duggan of NJ.com recently reported that the Giants are expected to pursue Gano at the start of free agency if he ends up being available. The Giants have obvious ties to Gano, considering that he played for the Panthers while Dave Gettleman was the team’s GM.