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Panthers Hire Scott Fitterer as New General Manager

The Carolina Panthers have hired Scott Fitterer to be the franchise's new general manager, the team announced Thursday night.

Fitterer, 47, has been with the Seattle Seahawks organization since 2001, and was most recently the team's vice president of football operations. He replaces Marty Hurney, who was fired on Dec. 21 with two games left in the season.

According to ESPN's David Newton, the other three finalists for the position were Kansas City Chiefs assistant director of player personnel Ryan Poles, Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Monti Ossenfort and San Francisco 49ers vice president of player personnel Adam Peters.