Sport Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman

20:07  17 july  2017
20:07  17 july  2017 Source:   theScore

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  Panthers fire GM Dave Gettleman © Brian Spurlock / USA TODAY Sports Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Monday that general manager Dave Gettleman has been fired. Gettleman had been the Panthers' GM 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," 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."

As Richardson admitted, it's a surprising decision at this stage of the offseason, especially considering Gettleman built a roster that went to the Super Bowl in 2015.

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Gettleman replaces longtime Panthers GM Marty Hurney, who was fired after Carolina's 1-5 start. "I was very impressed with Dave 's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement.

The Panthers did severely regress in 2016, finishing the season 6-10, but there were no signs that Gettleman's job was in danger.

The timing is even worse considering that Carolina's former assistant GM who was the likely in-house favorite to replace Gettleman, Brandon Beane, left to become the Buffalo Bills' GM in May.

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