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Carolina Panthers request permission to interview Buffalo Bills’ Dan Morgan

Buffalo’s director of player personnel may be moving back down south 

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The Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers have had quite a few connections on and off the field since head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane moved to Orchard Park from Charlotte. While the pipeline has mostly been a northbound one, it seems that the pipes might flow south, as well.

According to reports, the Panthers have requested permission to interview Dan Morgan, who currently serves as Buffalo’s director of player personnel, for their assistant general manager position. Morgan has been in the Bills’ front office since May 2018. Prior to that, Morgan worked in the Seattle Seahawks’ front office for eight years.

Morgan was an All-Pro linebacker for the Panthers during his playing days in Carolina, which began when he was chosen No. 11 overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. His career was shortened due to injuries, as he only played for seven years, starting all 59 regular season games in which he appeared.

This would be a step up for Morgan in his quest to become a general manager, a goal he has expressed in the past. Buffalo’s current assistant general manager is Joe Schoen. Buffalo is not obligated to allow the interview, as Morgan would not be the final decision-maker in the organization.

In addition to Morgan, the Panthers requested permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ian Cunningham for the same position.