Carolina Panthers general manager relieved of his duties

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

It's unclear who the Panthers will hire to replace Gettleman, but the timing is certainly odd, particularly with the season so near and the draft and free agency in the rearview mirror.

Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers just announced that General Manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties the week before training camp begins. "I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons".

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His mindset has apparently changed, although the Panthers might not need the veteran running back after selecting Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 National Football League draft. Overall, Gettleman has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners.

Gettleman served as the Giants' pro personnel director from 1999-2011 and was their senior pro personnel analyst in 2012. Now the former Giant finds himself in need of a new job. But Carolina slipped to 6-10 past year after a tumultuous offseason that saw Gettleman rescind cornerback Josh Norman's franchise tag after negotiations turned sour. Gettleman cut running back DeAngelo Williams a year later, then rescinded cornerback Josh Norman's franchise tag in the spring of 2016.

The Panthers were 40-23-1 under Gettleman's leadership, making the playoffs each season from 2013 to 2015, with the general manager being instrumental in the Panthers' going 15-1 and reaching the Super Bowl during the 2015 season.

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