The Carolina Panthers have made another hire, but this one isn’t on the coaching staff. The team is hiring Samir Suleiman to a front office role that has something to do with the salary cap (I don’t know what his official title will be ).
Carolina Panthers raid Steelers again. Hiring Samir Suleiman to be their capologist and more— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) January 20, 2020
That “and more” on the Tweet is interesting.
Suleiman has been in the NFL for a long time. He started out in 1997 working for the league, where he monitored team salary caps and player contracts. He then took a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars for two years, where he managed the salary cap. He then worked for the Rams for over a decade before taking his most recent position with the Steelers in 2013.
His career hasn’t been without controversy, which is a weird thing to say about a salary cap guru. He was reprimanded for leaving a threatening voicemail to a reporter while with the Rams in 2005 and filed a grievance against the Browns in 2009 for not hiring him.
On the football side of the coin, Panthers fans can seek solace in the fact that Marty Hurney’s contract negotiations will be overseen by another set of eyes.