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The Carolina Panthers may not be able to pick Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in this year's draft, but the team will be headed in a new direction, anyway, with a new coach since John Fox was fired after leading the team for nine seasons.

Word out of Charlotte is that New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is a "very strong candidate" and "perhaps the favorite," the New York Post reports. He met with Panthers executives Thursday to discuss the job.

Four teams have shown interest in Fewell, a North Carolina native, this offseason, the paper reports: the Panthers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos.

According to the Post, Fewell has three other defensive coordinators as competition for the head-coaching job with the Panthers: Ron Rivera of the San Diego Chargers, Rob Ryan of the Cleveland Browns, and Greg Manusky of the San Francisco 49ers.

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Source: New York Post

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