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.