Panthers Complete Interviews With Four GM Candidates


The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve interviewed four more candidates for their GM vacancy including Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen, Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort, and Saints assistant GM and college scouting director Jeff Ireland.

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The brings the list of candidates for the Panthers’ job to: 

  • Former Giants GM Jerry Reese (Interviewed)
  • Saints VP/assistant GM of college personnel Jeff Ireland (Interviewed)
  • Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort (Interviewed)
  • Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio (Interviewed)
  • Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen (Interviewed)
  • Browns VP of Football Operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah (Interviewed)
  • Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds (Requested)
  • Chiefs assistant director of player personnel Ryan Poles (Requested)
  • Chiefs director of football administration Brandt Tilis (Requested)
  • Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly (Requested)
  • 49ers VP of player personnel Adam Peters (Requested)
  • Seahawks VP of football operations Scott Fitterer

Caserio, 43, got into coaching back in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State. He spent three years coaching in college before the Patriots hired him as an offensive coaching assistant in 2002.

Caserio later took a personnel assistant job and worked his way up to director of player personnel in 2008 and has remained in the position ever since.

Caserio’s contract was set to expire this spring before his two-year extension. The deal includes language to prevent the Patriots from blocking him from another job opportunity.

We’ll have more on the Panthers GM search as the news is available. 

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