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In this 2013 photo provided by the Seattle Seahawks is Scott Fitterer, at that time an executive with the team. The Carolina Panthers NFL football team hired Fitterer on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, to become their new general manager. (Seattle Seahawks via AP)

Panthers new GM Fitterer plans to 'be in on every deal'

Jan. 22, 2021 2:57 PM EST

CHARLOTTE N.C. (AP) — Scott Fitterer says he plans to “be in on every deal” as he takes over as the Carolina Panthers' new general manager. Fitterer’s comments came after he was asked in his introductory news conference Friday if he’d be interested in trading for Texans...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, Jan, 21, 2021, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL.  (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Ex-Cardinals coach Wilks new defensive coordinator at Mizzou

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Steve Wilks is returning to coaching as the defensive coordinator at Missouri. Wilks, who was hired by Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz on Thursday, took last year off after spending the previous 14 seasons in the NFL. The stint was highlighted by a year as the head coach of the Arizona...

NFL suspends Bears DL Edwards Jr. 2 games

Jan. 15, 2021 7:09 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago Bears defensive linemen Mario Edwards Jr. for the first two games next season Friday for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances. Edwards, who is not under contract for 2021, will be able to participate in preseason practices...

Panthers make it official: Scott Fitterer is their new GM

Jan. 14, 2021 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer to become their new general manager. The team said Fitterer agreed to a five-year contract late Thursday night after being offered earlier in the day. “We thought Scott was the best...

Panthers interview 2 more, expect GM decision this week

Jan. 11, 2021 8:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers met with executives Scott Fitterer of the Seattle Seahawks and Omar Khan of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, the 14th and 15th candidates to interview for their vacant general manager position. The team says it expects to choose a new GM this week. Fitterer...

New South Carolina coach Beamer hires coordinators

Jan. 10, 2021 5:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's new football coach Shane Beamer has hired NFL assistant Marcus Satterfield as offensive coordinator and Western Kentucky's Clayton White as defensive coordinator. Beamer also named Luke Day of Marshall as the Gamecocks strength and conditioning coach. South...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reacts after scoring on a 5-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

The Latest: Heinicke starts for Washington vs. Brady, Bucs

Jan. 9, 2021 8:23 PM EST

The Latest on wild-card Saturday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): 8:20 p.m. Alex Smith is inactive with a calf injury. So Taylor Heinicke is getting his second career NFL start when Washington hosts Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild card playoff Saturday night. Heinicke's only other start...

FILE - Joe Brady of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team is shown in a 2020 file photo. Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is becoming a popular name for NFL teams seeking to fill head coaching vacancies. A person familiar with the situation says the Chargers, Falcons and Texans have all asked for and received permission from the Panthers to interview Brady for their head coaching jobs. (AP Photo/File)

Jets interview Panthers OC Joe Brady for head coaching job

Jan. 9, 2021 1:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets interviewed Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady on Saturday for their head coaching vacancy. Brady is the fourth known candidate to meet remotely with the Jets, who fired Adam Gase last Sunday after two seasons. New York also interviewed Kansas City offensive...

AP source: Former Washington QB Haskins to visit Panthers

Jan. 9, 2021 1:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says former Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will visit the Panthers on Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the team does not make its free agent visits public. The NFL Network was first...

FILE - In this Jan., 3, 2015 file photo, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera, left, greets Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians before an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C. Rivera is now the coach of the Washington Football Team, and Arians is the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those two teams meet in the wild-card round this weekend; Washington was 7-9 in the regular season. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

David-Goliath: Rivera eyes 2nd W with sub-.500 playoff team

Jan. 8, 2021 11:17 AM EST

Ron Rivera loves a good catch phrase and is fond of using visual presentations to convey messages to his players. So linebacker Thomas Davis figured that, sooner or later, the man who led Washington to a division title despite a losing record would refer to that time he led Carolina to a division title despite a...