The Eagles restructured their front office earlier this month, positioning head coach Chip Kelly to officially oversee the player personnel department and promoting general manager Howie Roseman to executive vice president of football operations. Roseman will continue overseeing contract negotiations, salary cap management and other strategic matters, in addition to overseeing the team's medical and equipment staff.
Kelly's control over the Eagles' roster reportedly led to some friction in the team's front office. Also earlier this month, Philadelphia parted ways with vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, Kelly's "hand picked front-office ally," according to NJ.com. Gambled had reported directly to Roseman, and the team announced Kelly will lead efforts to hire a new personnel executive.
Polian, 42, is reportedly the only known candidate to have a second interview with the Eagles, according to the Inquirer.
Polian has been the Jacksonville Jaguars' director of pro personnel for the past two seasons. The son of long-time NFL executive Bill Polian, Chris Polian was the Indianapolis Colts' general manager under his father from 2009-11, overseeing the 2011 draft. Both were fired after the Colts finished 2-14 in 2011.
Polian also spent the 2012 season as an executive scout for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Mike Fiammetta