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Jeffrey Lurie: Howie Roseman will "absolutely" continue as Eagles general manager

Don't expect Howie Roseman to go anywhere.

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According to Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman will continue to serve as the team's general manager following the 2014 season.

Lurie was asked about Roseman's status following the team's 34-26 victory in a meaningless finale over the New York Giants. According to multiple reporters, Lurie's endorsement of Roseman was emphatic. Lurie said that Roseman will "absolutely" be back.

There was never a strong indication that Roseman wouldn't be back, but the Eagles front office structure has drawn interest this season. A report from Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 in November noted that the relationship between Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly has "cooled."

"There have been persistent rumblings about shifting dynamics behind the scenes: Namely, that Kelly and Roseman’s relationship has cooled and that the collaborative process between coach and general manager is not where it once was (Kelly and [Tom] Gamble remain tight, per sources)."

It seems very possible that Eagles Vice President of Player Personnel Tom Gamble could be on his way out this offseason. Gamble has been rumored to be a top general manager candidate in the eyes of other organizations, such as the Oakland Raiders. Note that Gamble interviewed for general manager positions with a number of teams last year but opted to stay in Philadelphia due to the declining health of his father, former Eagles president and general manager Harry Gamble. Gamble's father passed away in late January of 2014.

Roseman has served as the Eagles general manager since 2010. It doesn't look like that's about to change any time soon.

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