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Former Panthers TE completes interview for Chargers’ GM job

Big things may lie ahead for an ex-Carolina Panthers pass catcher.

As announced on Friday afternoon, former tight end Jeff King has completed an interview for the Los Angeles Chargers’ general manager position. He is now the eighth candidate to speak with the organization about their opening.

King, a Virginia Tech product, was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 draft by the Panthers. He’d go on to spend five of his seven NFL seasons in Carolina—amassing 112 receptions for 923 yards and nine touchdowns through the 2010 campaign.

After wrapping up his playing career with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, King went behind the scenes as a scouting intern for the Chicago Bears beginning in 2015. He’d rise up the ranks there—picking up stints as a pro scout, the assistant director of pro scouting, the director of pro scouting and the co-director of player personnel.

The rising star also received some interest from the Panthers during their assistant general manager search in 2021.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire