Dec 22, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) on the field in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers Hire Giants Gettleman as GM

Charlotte, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have hired New York Giants senior pro personnel analyst David Gettleman as their general manager. The team announced the decision Wednesday afternoon after interviewing Gettleman earlier in the day.

A person familiar with the situation says the Panthers also interviewed Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson on Wednesday. The person said the Panthers on Tuesday interviewed Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp for the position. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Panthers have not announced who they interviewed for the position.

Gettleman replaces longtime Panthers GM Marty Hurney, who was fired six games into the season. Carolina finished the season 7-9.

Some thought Marc Ross would be the man to be hired away from the Giants first.  Ross is interviewing in San Diego, as well as with other teams.  The Giants ability to uncover un drafted free agents such as Victor Cruz and Stevie Brown, along with discovering raw talent players like JPP, has led many teams to the Giants door for their next chief executive.

Good luck David, and Thanks for all the hard work.

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