CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have fired running backs coach John Settle, wide receivers coach Fred Graves and linebackers coach Warren Belin following a 7-9 season.
Rivera says these moves were "tough decisions," adding that "these coaches have played an instrumental role on our staff over the last two seasons. However, I have decided to go in a different direction at these positions."
All three coaches were on Rivera's staff his first two years with the Panthers. They joined the team after coaching stints at the college level -- Settle from Wisconsin, Graves from Tennessee and Belin from Georgia.
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