The Carolina Panthers will begin interviewing candidates for their general manager vacancy.

The Panthers fired Dave Gettleman in July.

Marty Hurney and Jimmy Raye are amongst the initial candidates.

Carolina also plans to interview Bills assistant director of college scouting Lake Dawson.

"He's had a heck of a career," Bills GM Brandon Beane said of Dawson upon his hiring in May, per the team's official site. "He rose to a level of VP of Player Personnel. He's interviewed for multiple GM positions. To have a guy with his experience and leadership... it's a strong addition."