Reported by Joseph Person, via Twitter -- Dawson now joins Marc Ross, Dave Gettleman, and George Paton as the fourth confirmed candidate who has already interviewed, or will be interviewed for the job. He has a background in both pro and college scouting, and as a former player will surely appeal to Jerry Richardson's personal sensibilities. You can read more about him as an executive here.
Dawson would be a savvy candidate who has NFL experience in multiple stops. As more teams start to finalize their GM searches, it's likely the Carolina Panthers will be looking to make a hiring late-week. The new general manager will have a lot on their plate, including solving the Panthers' cap situation, as well as working closely with head coach Ron Rivera in finding replacements for position coaches who were fired yesterday.