Panthers request to interview Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell

By Dan Parzych

The list of possible candidates for the Carolina Panthers head coaching job continues to expand–with one of the most recent names being New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both the Panthers and Cleveland Browns have listed Fewell as a candidate to take over as their new head coach. While Carolina indicated last week that John Fox would not return in 2011, Cleveland fired Eric Mangini on Monday after finishing 5-11 in both of his seasons as head coach.

Along with Fewell, current Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has also been listed as a possible candidate that could be interviewed later this week. Fewell was the interim head coach for the Buffalo Bills last season and was even considered for the job that eventually went to Chan Gailey.

While it didn’t work out in 2010, Fewell seems like he may end up with a head coaching gig next season–whether it’s with the Panthers or a different team.

Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for,  where he writes and edits NFL content for

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