CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Dave Gettleman.
The team made the announcement Monday, just eight days before the start of Carolina's training camp.
The Panthers tweeted the news just before 12:30 p.m.
"After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager," Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry 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 general manager of the Panthers since 2013.
Before joining Carolina, Gettleman spent nearly 30 years in NFL scouting departments, the team reports.
"Carolina finished 6-10 in 2016 after making the playoffs in each of Gettleman's first three seasons with the team, capping 2015 with an NFC Championship," a release from the Panthers said.