John Kasay will retire as a Carolina Panther.

The longtime kicker, a member of the franchise's inaugural 1995 team who played 15 seasons in Carolina, is expected to sign a one-day contract Tuesday before making his retirement official.

The Panthers are hosting a retirement reception for Kasay at Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Kasay, 43, was released by the Panthers before the 2011 season and kicked for New Orleans that season, the last of his 21-year NFL career.

Kasay, who began his career in Seattle in 1991, recently was named the athletics director at Charlotte Christian, a private school where two of his four children are enrolled.

Kasay holds all of the Panthers' kicking and scoring records, and his 221 games with Carolina are the most in franchise history.

Kasay must wait five years before joining the Panthers' Ring of Honor, per team policy.