Eagles officially announce two new personnel signings

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The Eagles have finally announced the signings of both Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl.

Douglas becomes the Vice President of Player Personnel whilst former Ravens scout Weidl will be his assistant.

Douglas spent fifteen years with the Baltimore Ravens, first as an area scout where his work influenced the decision to draft Joe Flacco and then as a National Scout in 2012. He held this position for three years before moving to Chicago to become the Bears’ head of College Scouting in 2015. It was here where Douglas learned under Bears G.M Ryan Pace.

The Browns attempted to secure an interview with Douglas back in January but the Bears denied them the opportunity in the run up to the Draft.  The Browns aren’t the only team in the NFL appear to hold the former All-State Lineman in high regard.

Weidl is rapidly becoming one of the most renowned scouts in the league. From evaluating Torrey Smith and Tyrod Taylor to pro-bowler Haloti Ngata, Weidl’s role in Philadelphia was seen as a promotion..meaning that the Ravens couldn’t really stand in his way.

Douglas and Weidl are regarded as two of the top talent evaluators in the NFL and their impact on the future of the Eagles could be massive as owner Jeffery Lurie alluded to:

Welcome to the nest!

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