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Eagles GM Search: Seahawks' Scott Fitterer to interview with Philadelphia

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A new candidate has emerged in the Eagles GM search.

via Seahawks.com

According to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to interview Seattle Seahawks' director of college scouting Scott Fitterer.

"Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer is expected to interview this week for the Eagles GM job, per a league source."

Fitterer has served in his current position since 2010. He's an interesting name because of all the success the Seahawks have had in recent years. Bio via Seahawks.com:

"Fitterer joined the Seahawks in 2001 as an area scout and served five seasons as western region director of college scouting before being named to his current position. In the first four drafts with Fitterer as director of college scouting, the Seahawks selected 13 starters – including the All-Pro tandem of free safety Earl Thomas (first round, 2010) and cornerback Richard Sherman (fifth round, 2011) and Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson (third round, 2012)."

Tommy Lawlor recently mentioned that Fitterer is a name he's intrigued by.

"Scott Fitterer is the name that seemed most fascinating to me. He is their Director of College Scouting and has had a strong hand in helping to build a terrific roster. He knows about how they obsess on athletic ability and how that’s helped them find some late round/UDFA gems."

Fitterer is the eighth candidate to emerge in the Eagles GM search. Philadelphia made a request to interview the Packers' Eliot Wolf earlier in the week. Lions' vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White and Eagles' own assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz are reportedly in the mix, but an interview has not been confirmed for White. Philadelphia also reached out to Kansas City Chiefs executive Chris Ballard but it appears he is not interested in the job. Interviews with Texans' Brian Gaine and Jaguars' Chris Polian have been confirmed. The Dolphins' Chris Grier has also been rumored to be in contention.