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Panthers offer the role of general manager of Scott Fitterer

CHARLOTTE – Scott Fitterre was not the first candidate the Panthers spoke to.

Apparently he made an impression that continued.

The Panthers offered the Seahawks vice president of football operations the team’s role as general manager.

The Panthers interviewed Fitterer via video conference on Monday, the last day of the 15 preliminary interviews for the position.

He returned for a personal interview on Wednesday, the last of the last four, to meet for the second time with head coach Matt Rule and owner David Tepper in person.

Fitterer has been with the Seahawks since 2001

and works as GM’s co-assistant with John Schneider, who has just signed an extension contract until 2026.

A former college player in two sports (UCLA and LSU), Fitterer spent three years pitching at the Toronto Blue Jays before his shoulder problems ended his baseball career.

From there, he found work in the Giants (New York, not San Francisco) as a part-time scout and joined the Seahawks in 2001 and made his way through the college’s scout department.

(this story will be updated)

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