(Updated Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:40 p.m.)
CHARLOTTE — The Panthers added a pair of internal candidates for the GM job in addition to the 10 external candidates confirmed so far.
The team will interview assistant GM Dan Morgan and vice president of football administration Samir Suleiman for the role.
Morgan, the Panthers' 2001 first-round pick, was the foundation of a dominant defense that led the team to the Super Bowl after the 2003 season. He had 25 tackles in that game against the Patriots. He worked in the Seahawks' and Bills' front offices before coming home in 2021.
Suleiman also interviewed for the GM job in 2021 and oversees the team's salary cap strategy and contract negotiations. He came to the Panthers after an eight-year stint with the Steelers and has also worked for the Rams and Jaguars.
(Updated Wednesday, Jan. 10, 12:41 p.m.)
The Panthers have added a ninth name to the search for a new general manager.
On Wednesday, the team asked for permission to interview Lions chief operating officer Mike Disner.
A fast-rising young executive with a background in cap and contracts, he joins a list of eight candidates they submitted requests to interview on Monday.
(Originally published Monday, Jan. 8, 6:10 p.m.)
The Panthers have begun the process of finding their next general manager by requesting permission to interview eight candidates so far.
On Monday, the team requested permission to interview the following:
— Giants assistant GM Brandon Brown
— Buccaneers assistant GM Mike Greenberg
— Chiefs vice president of football operations Brandt Tilis.
— Eagles assistant GM Alec Halaby
— Saints assistant GM Khai Harley
— Ravens vice president of football administration Nick Matteo
— Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds
— Raiders interim GM Champ Kelly
We will update this tracker as candidates are confirmed. Interviews for GM candidates can begin immediately. Candidates are listed below in alphabetical order: