CHARLOTTE -- The Panthers have made changes to the team's scouting staff and football operations department.
Rob Hanrahan has been hired as a pro scout. Prior to joining the Panthers, Hanrahan spent 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, including the past two (2015-16) as the team's director of pro personnel. Prior to his promotion to director, Hanrahan served as the team's assistant director of pro personnel in 2014 and pro personnel coordinator from 2008-13. From 2004-07, Hanrahan served as a pro personnel assistant after two years as the team's scouting assistant.
David Turner has been hired as BLESTO scout. Turner brings eight years of NFL experience to the position, the majority of which was with the Oakland Raiders from 2005-10. Outside of the NFL, he worked in the personnel departments of the Arena Football League's Arizona Rattlers (2011-15) and the United Football League's Hartford Colonials (2010-11).
Bryan Porter has been named director of football operations. Porter has been with the Panthers since 2001 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the football operations department, including serving as the football operations manager since 2011 prior to his appointment to director. Mike Anderson has been named assistant director of football operations. Anderson joined the Panthers in 2010, working in football operations since 2011.