Associated Press named Ron Rivera its 2013 Coach of the Year.
Panthers signed coach Ron Rivers to a three-year contract extension through 2017.
The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers have reached out to coach Ron Rivera regarding a contract extension.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers have "begun laying the groundwork" for a head-coaching search in 2014.
A source tells the Charlotte Observer the Panthers will not fire Ron Rivera during the season.