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Dave Gettleman out as Panthers' general manager

Dave Gettleman out as Panther's general manager (Photo: MGN)

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that general manager Dave Gettleman has been relieved of his duties, according to the team’s official website.

Gettleman held the role of general manager since 2013.

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Carolina Panthers’ owner Jerry Richardson said. “I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed.”

The Panthers finished last season with a 6-10 mark after making the playoffs in each of Gettleman’s first three seasons with the team, capping 2015 with a NFC Championship.

Before joining the Panthers, Gettleman spent nearly 30 years in NFL scouting departments. He was part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three Super Bowl winning teams. He was with the Buffalo Bills in 1990 and 1991, the Denver Broncos in 1997 and with the New York Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011.

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