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Accorsi hired by Panthers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Former Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi has been hired by the Carolina Panthers to serve as a consultant in the team’s search for a new general manager, according to the Charlotte Observer. Accorsi, 71, has known Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for a long time.

“I have a very high regard for Mr. Richardson and look forward to providing any help that I can to him and the organization in their search for a new general manager,” Accorsi said in a statement on the paper's website.

Accorsi was the Giants general manager from 1998-2006 and notably made the trade to acquire Eli Manning in the 2004 NFL Draft. He also helped Atlanta hire Thomas Dimitroff as a general manager.

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