By Harry Allison
The Eagles have finally filled their vacancies in the personnel department.
Joe Douglas (above) was today officially hired as vice president of player personnel and Andy Weidl as the assistant director of player personnel, ending a search that took just over five months.
Both Douglas and Weidl will report to the team’s top personnel executive, Howie Roseman.
“With the additions of Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl, along with the other changes we have made,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said of the hires, “we all feel that we will have a strong department of talent evaluators that will work well with all facets of football operations to make the best decisions for our franchise and for our fans.”
Douglas most recently served as the director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears following a 15-plus year stint in the Baltimore Ravens’ personnel department (2000-15). In Baltimore, he worked as the team’s national scout (2012-15) and Southeast area scout (2009-11), after originally overseeing the East Coast (2008) and Northeast (2003-07) areas for the club.