Carolina Panthers Part Ways With Dave Gettleman


None has been bigger than this.

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

He has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners.

Now that he has removed the Panthers from the list of teams he won't play for, it will be interesting to see if they have any interest in signing him in order to let him finish his National Football League career where it started. Last season the team went 6-10 and finished last in the NFC South.

Gettleman was hired by the Panthers in 2013 after he spent 14 years with the New York Giants, where he served as a scout (1998), pro personnel director (1999-2011) and senior pro personnel analyst (2012).

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In four years as Panthers general manager, Gettleman reached the playoffs three times, including a trip to the Super Bowl in 2015. Williams was straight-forward on Twitter with how he feels about Gettleman as he called him a "snake".

Smith, arguably the franchise's most popular player, never took the move well. They also have to make tough salary decisions that won't always make them popular in locker rooms, especially decisions involving older players like linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen with their hands held out. Danny Morrison, the team's President since 2009, retired in February.

Smith, who played 13 seasons in Carolina, also said he learned he was released when he heard the news on the radio.

Now that Dave Gettleman has been fired, he's amending his statement. Kansas City fired John Dorsey on June 23.