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Marty Hurney named Carolina Panthers general manager; Buffalo Bills’ Lake Dawson stays put

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For the second time, the Panthers passed over Lake Dawson

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The Carolina Panthers lifted the interim tag Wednesday on Marty Hurney to officially make him their next general manager. Hurney was brought on after the firing of Dave Gettleman. Buffalo Bills’ Assistant Director of College Scouting, Lake Dawson was called in for a second interview but the Panthers went in Hurney’s direction.

Dawson had also interviewed for the Panthers GM job after the departure of Hurney in 2013. The job eventually went to Dave Gettleman. Dawson has also interviewed for three other GM positions, the Miami Dolphins’ in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the same year, and the Chicago Bears in 2015. As a former player with 17 years of player personnel experience in the NFL, Dawson’s opportunity to become a general manager could be soon. He is only 46 years old and would be relatively young if he were to be hired as a GM in the near future.

The Panthers interviewed a total of five people for the job. Hurney was previously the GM for the Panthers from 2002-2012.