Report: Lake Dawson had second Panthers G.M. interview

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The Panthers interviewed three outside candidates for their General Manager job in recent weeks and one of them has reportedly spoken to the team twice.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson has interviewed twice for the job. Pelissero adds that the team is not considered to be close to making a hire, but that Dawson is a strong candidate for the job.

Complicating matters in Carolina is the fact that interim G.M. Marty Hurney, who is also a candidate for the permanent job, was placed on paid leave this week following harassment allegations by his ex-wife. That claim was subsequently withdrawn, but the NFL is looking into it with Hurney set to meet with NFL investigator Lisa Friel on Friday.

A report on Thursday indicated the Panthers will hire an external candidate for the job.

Dawson worked with the Titans and Browns prior to joining former Panthers exec and current Bills General Manager Brandon Beane in Buffalo last year. He’s been a candidate for several General Manager openings over the years and joins 49ers exec Martin Mayhew and Texans assistant G.M. Jimmy Raye III as outside possibilities for the job.

3 responses to “Report: Lake Dawson had second Panthers G.M. interview

  1. Geez, with the sale of the Panthers going on and no decision on a new general manager and Cam off selling funny hats, weird ties, and, rumored but not confirmed, green plaid Scottish kilts the future for us Carolina fans isn’t looking so hot.

  2. All three candidates would be better than Hurney. Raye and Mayhew seem to have more experience than Dawson. People tend to associate Mayhew with the disaster Matt Millen created in Detroit, but it was Mayhew who drafted Matthew Stafford. He also traded Roy Williams and a 7th round pick to the Cowboys for a 1st, 3rd and 6th round picks. Since Williams never played as well for the Cowboys as he did for the Lions, that should have been considered a great trade for Mayhew, but the Lions wasted those draft picks on Brandon Pettigrew, Derrick Williams and Aaron Brown.

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