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Panther's Murphy fired

Nov. 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Brian Murphy has been terminated, Coach Ron Rivera said Monday.

Murphy was fired over "philosophical differences and productivity" issues, the head coach said.

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Richard Rodgers, the team's assistant special teams coach, will step into Murphy's role.

"I told Coach Rodgers what I wanted," Rivera said. "I wanted things simplified. I wanted to come back to fundamental basics and that's the direction we're going to head right now."

The 2-7 Panthers gave up a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 36-14 loss to Denver Sunday.

Carolina plays Tampa Bay this Sunday.

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