Report: Panthers hire Samir Suleiman from Steelers

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The Panthers have made another hire, and this one wasn’t from Baylor.

According to Ed Bouchette of, the Panthers are hiring Steelers football administration coordinator Samir Suleiman.

Suleiman will replace Rob Rogers in the salary cap position. Rogers left for Washington to join coach Ron Rivera there.

Suleiman has been with the Steelers since 2013, and he has a rather interesting history in the league.

He filed a grievance against the Browns in 2009, and was reprimanded by the Rams for leaving a threatening message on the voicemail of then-local newspaper columnist Bernie Miklasz. After a report that he was stabbing former coach Mike Martz in the back. Suleiman left Miklasz message that said: “Tell your source I’m not a back-stabber, I’m a f–king throat-slasher, and he’ll know the difference before it’s all said and done.”

13 responses to “Report: Panthers hire Samir Suleiman from Steelers

  1. Genius I tell you, genius. This Matt Rhule guys is a cross between Vince Lombardi and Einstein. Every move he makes is wonderful.

  2. Strange start in Carolina. Overpaid HC, questionable coordinator hirers and now this. Sounds like a group that think they are smarter than everyone. We will see

  3. This change over is going to be either genius or a total disaster. Next year should be interesting to watch although the football may not be very good.

  4. Tepper’s former ties with the Steelers bring in a capologist! Rhule obviously has no clue how to mange the salary cap!

  5. Agree that this approach to the NFL is either genius or messed up. Going for it, regardless, is so much better than a tepid cookie-cutter approach. This will be exciting one way or the other.

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