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Schedule for Carolina Panthers GM interviews taking shape, with 2 this week

Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney will meet with the search committee looking to fill the full-time job, and 2 other candidates are in this week.
Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney will meet with the search committee looking to fill the full-time job, and 2 other candidates are in this week. AP

The Carolina Panthers’ search for a full-time general manager will begin in earnest this week when two external candidates meet with the team about the position held on an interim basis by Marty Hurney.

Houston Texans assistant GM Jimmy Raye III will interview on Thursday, followed by Buffalo Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson on Friday, according to a team source.

Hurney, the interim GM since July following Dave Gettleman’s abrupt firing, is a candidate for the full-time job. Hurney also is expected to meet with a search committee that includes chief operating officer Tina Becker, head coach Ron Rivera, communications director Steven Drummond and associate counsel Steve Argeris.

Tennessee Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden also is expected to be a candidate, although he does have an interview set yet. Cowden, who was a defensive back at Wofford, spent 16 years as a Panthers scout before being hired in Tennessee in 2016.

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