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Bills exec Lake Dawson reportedly has second interview with Panthers for GM job

Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson has had a second interview with the Carolina Panthers for their general manager opening, according to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero

Dawson previously interviewed for the same position in 2013, as well as for GM openings in Miami (2014), Tampa Bay (2014) and Chicago (2015).

Dawson, 46, has 23 years of NFL experience, including six years as a wide receiver and 17 in scouting. He spent a year as a national scout for the Browns before coming to Buffalo, and prior to that spent nine years in Tennessee’s front office, working as the director of pro personnel, vice president of football operations and vice president of player personnel.

“He’s had a heck of a career,” Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said of Dawson when he was hired last May. “To have a guy with his experience and leadership … it’s a strong addition.”

Houston assistant general manager Jimmy Raye III and former Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew also have interviewed. Marty Hurney, who has been the Panthers' interim GM, is also considered a candidate, although Hurney was placed on paid leave by the team this week after harassment allegations by his former wife.

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