CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- The General Manager position for the Carolina Panthers is open.

That's because Monday the team announced that Dave Gettleman had been relieved of duties as a General Manager.

The team tweeted a news release that provided this statement from Panthers' Owner Jerry Richardson:

“After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager,” Richardson said. “I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed.”

Gettleman had been with the team since 2013.

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