A source told the Observer on Wednesday that Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney’s contract runs through June of 2018.

That does not mean Hurney will definitely remain in that position until then, however.

Hurney will still be instrumental in the search for a new general manager for Carolina.

The timeline of that search remains undisclosed, so Hurney must also make normal draft preparations with the scouting staff and front office as the season continues, as any general manager would.

It also does not mean that Hurney will definitively be the general manager in place on draft day at the end of April, should the Panthers aim to hire a general manager prior to that time.