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Panthers fire special teams coach Brian Murphy

Updated: November 12, 2012, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers special teams coordinator Brian Murphy on Monday became the latest casualty of Carolina's disappointing season.

Coach Ron Rivera announced the Panthers (2-7) fired Murphy one day after Carolina surrendered a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown to Trindon Holliday in Sunday's 36-14 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Rivera said he has promoted assistant special teams coach Richard Rodgers to coordinator. Rodgers, in his first season in Carolina, was a college teammate ...

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