It’s been a strange 24-hours for the Philadelphia Eagles. Even though this stage of the offseason usually provides little in the way of ground-shaking headlines, there have been some minor changes to the front office.
Firstly, the team’s Director of Personnel Operaitions, Joe Pannunzio has left his position to return to Alabama where he will serve as a tight ends and special teams coach.
Pannunzio was a hired back when Ed Marynowitz was the Vice President of Player Personnel. After the Chip Kelly era came to an explosive end, Marynowitz returned to the Crimson Tide as Associate Athletics Director of Football having been fired by the Eagles. He also served as Alabama’s Director of Player Personnel back in 2008 and remained their until 2012.
The Tide now have another Eagles connection in Joe Pannunzio. Formerly Alabama’s Director of Football Operations, Pannunzio has a lucrative history of coaching right ends at the collegiate level. From his most recent stint with Miami (2006-2010) to three years with Ole Miss back in 1995, his resume makes him the perfect candidate for the position.
The Eagles have also parted ways with their Director of Player Engagement and former Safety, Quintin Mikell. (Hat tip to Greg Richards)
From website's FO listing(and media guide), it appears that Quintin Mikell is no longer with Eagles. Was Director of Player Engagement.
— Greg Richards (@igglesnut) February 16, 2017
From helping to develop life skills, to organizing work in the community and helping rookies make the transition into the NFL, Mikell’s role was to really help the character development of the Eagles players, as well as ensuring that their growth on the field is met with just as much attention away from it. The role was previously filled by Marcus Sedberry and former Eagles wide receiver, Harold Carmichael.
The roles may not be the most known within the organization..but it’s worth keeping an eye on seeing who fills the empty boots. The Eagles are a team fighting for sustainability and the new members of the front office will no doubt reflect that direction.
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