The Giants stuck by kicker Aldrick Rosas through a rough rookie season in 2017. New general manager Dave Gettleman appears to want a more proven kicker for 2018. The Giants are expected to pursue Panthers kicker Graham Gano when free agency begins on March 12, according to a source. Gano, who has been with Carolina since 2012, was the Panthers' kicker during Gettleman's tenure as general manager from 2013-16. Gano is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the best season of his nine-year career. Gano, 30, earned his first Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL by making 96.7 percent of his field goals (29-of-30) last season. The only potential catch is that the Panthers could prevent Gano from reaching the open market. The NFL Network reported on Feb. 22 that the Panthers could place the franchise tag on Gano. But a week has passed and the team still has not applied the tag. The deadline to apply the tag is Tuesday at 4 p.m.