Panthers hire former LB Dan Morgan as assistant GM

The Carolina Panthers are reuniting with one of their own, hiring former linebacker and one-time first-round pick Dan Morgan as assistant general manager.

Morgan spent seven seasons, three of them injury-filled, with the Panthers after they made him the No. 11 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was a key member of the 2003 team, which lost Super Bowl XXXVIII to the New England Patriots, 32-29, and a Pro Bowl selection in 2004.

He retired in 2008 because of injuries and started to work in NFL front offices a few years later. Most recently, he was director of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills.

Morgan, 42, worked with Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer with the Seahawks for several years. Morgan began as an intern in Seattle in 2010, and he had been with the Bills since 2018.

The Panthers named Fitterer their general manager in January 2021. He spent 20 seasons with the Seahawks, most recently as vice president of football operations.