Panthers reportedly interview Bills assistant for STC job

Perhaps the Charlotte-to-Buffalo pipeline could run back the other way, too.

According to ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler, the Carolina Panthers have interviewed Buffalo Bills assistant special teams coordinator Cory Harkey for their special teams coordinator job.

Harkey, a former tight end, cracked into the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent for the then-St. Louis Rams. The Chino Hills, Calif. native and UCLA product ended up playing five seasons in the league, recording 27 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

His coaching career began in 2019, as a tight ends coach at Azusa Pacific University. He also went on to Tennessee State University in 2021 for the same role.

The NFL came calling back last season, when Harkey was hired as the Bills’ assistant special teams coach.

In addition to Harkey, Carolina has also reportedly expressed interest in Seattle’s Tracy Smith for their special teams coordinator opening—made vacant by the departure of Chris Tabor.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire