According to Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer, the Panthers will not be retaining tight ends coach John Lilly. The 31-year coaching veteran was hired by the Frank Reich-led staff in February of 2023.
Lilly came to the Panthers with two prior seasons as a tight ends coach in the NFL. He headed the position group for the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 and for the Cleveland Browns in 2019.
The Beckley, W. Va. native has an extensive history of coaching tight ends at the collegiate level—with stops at Florida State University, the University of Georgia, the University of Tennessee and the University of North Carolina.
In addition to Lilly, Kaye also notes that the Panthers will not bring back assistant special teams coach Devin Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons was hired by Reich and company last February as well.