It's a slow news day, so while it might not be as interesting as mock drafts or the team starting offseason workouts it's still worth mentioning that Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was one of four coaches selected to the Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL Competition Committee.
Here's the official Panthers Twitter account with the confirmation:
Ron Rivera will have input in competitive issues & player safety as new appointee to Coaches Subcommittee of the NFL Competition Committee.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 15, 2013
In case you're not familiar with the competition committee, their basic purpose is as follows:
The subcommittee, chaired by Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden, reports to the full Competition Committee prior to the annual NFL meeting every March and meets on a regular basis via conference call to discuss player safety, competitive issues, coaching and personnel development and technological innovations.
Rivera - along with Joe Philbin (Dolphins), Leslie Frazier (Vikings), and Mike Smith (Falcons) - was chosen by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to join the subcommittee this year. These four men join John Madden, Andy Reid (Chiefs), John Harbaugh (Ravens), and Tom Coughlin (Giants) to form the eight man committee.
For more information and for a list of the entire list of members of the coaches subcommittee, you can check out the official announcement from the NFL.