Panthers announce Gettleman no longer general manager

Posted July 18, 2017

Today's surprising news that the Panthers have fired General Manager Dave Gettleman could be followed by another surprise: The return of former G.M. Marty Hurney.

The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that general manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties.

Linebacker Thomas Davis is in the final year of his contract and was hoping for an extension before the start of training camp.

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But trouble began brewing last offseason when star cornerback Josh Norman had his franchise tag rescinded and was allowed to walk in free agency, ultimately signing with Washington. Five days after news of Dorsey's decision surfaced in the media, Gettleman was promoted by the Panthers.

"I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons", Richardson said. Also following the 2015 season, the Panthers advanced all the way to Super Bowl 50, where they lost to the Denver Broncos, 24-10. In a surprise move, the Carolina Panthers have opted to go in a different direction when it comes to a key part of the organization.

Gettleman has more than 30 years of National Football League experience, mostly in scouting departments with the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos and New York Giants.

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Williams reportedly also said at the time that Gettleman and Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told him the decision to release him came down to not running the ball enough to keep him and fellow running back Jonathan Stewart on the roster.

Richardson did not say who would be responsible for personnel in the interim.

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