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New York Giants' news for Thursday, including reaction to the loss of long-time executive Dave Gettleman to the Carolina Panthers.

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Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Thursday morning links, including some Giants' news and some items from around the NFL.

The Giants Wednesday lost Senior Pro Personnel Analyst Dave Gettleman to the Carolina Panthers, where he has been named general manager. Here is how the Giants reacted to the news:

"I have mixed emotions about this," said Giants co-owner John Mara. "Dave certainly deserves to be a general manager, but I am very sorry to lose him. He has been instrumental to the success we have had and we are certainly going to miss him. He will do a great job for the Carolina Panthers."

"Dave knows what a football player is," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "He knows how to evaluate talent. He has done a great job of assessing our talent and the talent around the league and helping to identify those players who fill our needs. He is more than qualified to be Carolina's general manager. He is gifted and talented and has worked for years behind the scenes to make sure we are the best we can be."

"Dave is extremely qualified to be the general manager of the Panthers and will do a terrific job," added Giants GM Jerry Reese. "The Panthers interviewed two of the top personnel executives in the NFL in Dave and Marc Ross, and couldn't go wrong either way, in my humble opinion."

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