Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
The Giants' director of college scouting is the top candidate for the Panthers' general manager job, according to reports.
Ross has been a target of other GM positions, as last year he was interviewed by the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears. However, despite other teams interest, he stayed with the Giants for his fifth season.
Before taking the job with the Giants, Ross was a national college scout with the Buffalo Bills.
In late October, the Panthers relieved Marty Hurney of his general manager duties and since then have been looking for a replacement.
Hurney had been a part of Carolina's personnel department since 1998 and was promoted to GM in 2002. He helped the Panthers reach the 2003 Super Bowl; however, since then he struggled to help rebuild the franchise.