Former Chiefs WR Lake Dawson to interview for Panthers general manager
By Matt Conner
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Lake Dawson has been moving up the personnel ladder since his playing days culminating in his latest interview.
The Carolina Panthers are getting a later start on their general manager search than most teams this offseason, but they’re beginning with a familiar face for Kansas City Chiefs fans. Former Chiefs wide receiver Lake Dawson is reportedly one of the first candidates up for an interview.
The Panthers fired longtime general manager Dave Gettleman earlier this summer in a preseason move that mirrored another rare personnel move that same time of year, when the Chiefs decided not to extend John Dorsey’s deal as GM and let him walk out of his contract earlier than expected. Gettleman caught on with the New York Giants a few weeks ago, and the Panthers are just now starting to find their permanent replacement.
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Marty Hurney has filled in for the Panthers as an interim GM and he will also be interviewing during this process along with Dawson. Other names reportedly in the mix include Jimmy Raye, who is currently employed by the Houston Texans, and Ryan Cowden, who is with the Tennessee Titans. Cowden should be a familiar name for Chiefs fans since Clark Hunt interviewed him for the Chiefs GM role as well.
Dawson is currently with the Buffalo Bills as their assistant director of college scouting after serving in the Tennessee front office from 2011-2015. Dawson played his entire NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, from 1994 to 1997. As a former third round pick, Dawson had 103 career catches for 1,406 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over four seasons in K.C.