Panthers part ways with three assistant coaches

The Carolina Panthers parted ways with three assistant coaches Tuesday.Offensive line coach Pat Meyer, defensive line coach Frank Okam and special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn were let go following a 5-12 season.Meyer, 49, joined the Panthers on head coach Matt Rhule’s first staff in 2020 following previous stints with the Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.Okam, 36, coached with Rhule at Baylor from 2018-19 and followed him to the NFL. He was the assistant defensive line coach and 2020 before earning a promotion for 2021.Blackburn, 38, was a holdover from head coach Ron Rivera’s staff. He was Carolina’s assistant special teams coach from 2016-17 before becoming the coordinator in 2018.