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Carolina Panthers coaches Hoke and Imamura, relieved of duties

Carolina Panthers

(WSPA) – The Carolina Panthers say they have relieved defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura of their duties. 

They say head coach Ron Rivera will work with the defense and handle play-calling.

Eric Washington will oversee the defensive front seven, according to their news release.

They say Sam Mills III will lead the defensive line and Rivera will work with Richard Rodgers in the secondary. 

“In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward,” Rivera said. “These are always difficult decisions, and I thank Brady and Jeff for their hard work. Ultimately, I’m charged with putting the team in the best position to succeed, and I felt these moves were necessary in order to do that.”

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