The movement within the Eagles front office is always changing. According to the Pittsburgh Steelers main twitter account, the cross-state rivals interviewed current Eagles VP of Player Personnel, Andy Weidl.
The Steelers have interviewed several different candidates over the last month after it was reported that current GM, Kevin Colbert would be retiring after the NFL Draft in April.
Weidl has been with the Eagles for the last six seasons, with the last three being in his current position. Originally Weidl started in Philadelphia as the assistant director of player personnel (2016-17), working under former Eagles vice president of player personnel and current New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas. When Douglas took the job with the Jets, Weidl was promoted to the main role. Weidl has 24 total years of NFL scouting experience.
The Eagles were already dealt a pair of cruel blows to start the offseason, in losing both Ian Cunningham and Brandon Brown to promotions elsewhere. The two were key members of Howie’s front office staff and will leave a gaping hole to be filled. The Birds have done a really good job at finding the ’next big thing’ when it comes to front office execs, but ensuring that trend continues is almost as important as any draft pick.
If Weidl were to leave Philadelphia for the main job in Pittsburgh, it would be the second front office member to leave the organization this offseason after Brandon Brown left to be the Assistant GM for the New York Giants.
More to come on this story as it is reported.
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