Eagles hire Andy Weidl to replace Joe Douglas as VP of player personnel
The Eagles wasted little time filling Joe Douglas’ job of vice president of player personnel, promoting Andy Weidl into the position on Thursday night.
Like Douglas, who left earlier last weekend to become the general manager for the New York Jets, Weidl is also a former offensive lineman. Douglas played at Richmond; Weidl at Villanova.
Weidl is entering his fourth season with the Eagles, spending the previous three seasons as Director of Player Personnel (2018) and Assistant Director of Player Personnel (2016-17). Weidl has played an integral role in helping construct a roster that has won five playoff games over the last two seasons, including the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history in 2017.
Prior to joining the Eagles in 2016, Weidl worked for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-16 and was on Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome’s staff when Baltimore won Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.
Weidl was first hired by the Ravens in 2005 as a West area scout and served in that capacity for four seasons before transitioning into a Northeast scout for the club in 2009. He worked as the team’s east regional scout from 2013-16 before coming to Philadelphia.
Weidl began his scouting career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1998, where he evaluated college and professional players for two seasons as a player personnel assistant. He then went to work as a scout for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-04.
There were plenty of other front office moves made the team. There were also some title changes.
Howie Roseman, who had been the executive vice president of football operations, is now executive vice president/general manager.
“This is an exciting time for our front office,” said Roseman. “We are fortunate to have so many talented people in the building. Much like our approach to constructing our football team, we pride ourselves on building a deep and talented front office and we strive to create an environment that emphasizes growth opportunity.”
“We are confident that providing increased responsibilities to Andy Weidl, who will lead our personnel staff, and Andrew Berry, who we recently brought to Philadelphia as our Vice President of Football Operations, will allow us to continue to build upon our culture and add to the leadership that exists across the entire football operations department, led by Greg Delimitros, Patrick Dolan, Dom DiSandro, Jon Ferrari, Alec Halaby, and Jake Rosenberg.”
Here are the other moves:
- Ian Cunningham promoted to Assistant Director of Player Personnel. He served as the team’s director of college scouting for the last two seasons.
- Brandon Brown promoted to Director of Pro Scouting. He originally joined the Eagles scouting department as assistant director of pro scouting in the 2017 offseason.
- Bryce Johnston promoted to Director of Football Administration
- Katie David promoted to Football Operations Director
- Casey Weidl promoted to Director of Scouting Operations
- Max Gruder. Hired as Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. He joins the Eagles scouting department as the assistant director of pro scouting after spending the previous six seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Gruder joined the Dolphins in 2013 as an assistant in the team’s scouting department and was promoted to a pro scout in 2014. During his time with the Dolphins, Gruder monitored personnel moves throughout the NFL, evaluated pro players, managed player databases and served as an advance scout for Dolphins’ opponents.
- Matt Holland promoted to Senior Pro Scout
- Chris Nolan promoted to Player Personnel Scout
- Ameena Soliman hired as Player Personnel Coordinator
- James Gilman hired as Quantitative Analyst
- Ed Miller promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager
- Craig Blake promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager