According to Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk, the Panthers are scheduling an interview with 49ers personnel executive Martin Mayhew for their GM job in the coming days.
Carolina started interviews on Thursday with Texans assistant GM Jimmy Raye III and have another scheduled with Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson for Friday.
Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney will interview at some point this week and Titans executive Ryan Cowden is believed to be a potential candidate for the job.
Recent reports have said that while the Panthers are conducting a GM search, Hurney is the favorite for the job, which would make sense, considering that the team is about to be sold and any major changes likely wouldn’t happen until after there was a new owner in place.
Mayhew, 52, was later promoted to interim general manager of after the Lions fired Matt Millen back in 2008. He was eventually hired on a full-time basis and spent eight years with Detroit.
The Lions officially fired him after the 2015 season and hired Bob Quinn as his replacement.
Mayhew took a position with the Giants as their director of football operations/special projects for the 2016 season and joined the 49ers last year as a senior personnel executive.
During his time in charge of the Lions, Detriot produced a record of 41-63 (39.4 percent).