"Seahawks front office exec Scott Fitterer, identified over the weekend as a candidate for the Eagles’ front office vacancy, has not been contacted by the Eagles, two league sources said.
ESPN on Friday quoted sources as saying Fitterer "is expected to interview this week" for the job that opened up when owner Jeffrey Lurie restructured the Eagles’ front office, stripping general manager of personnel duties and creating a new top-level personnel job.
But four days later, the Eagles had not contacted the Seahawks requesting permission to interview Fitterer, the Seahawks’ director of college scouting.
It’s still possible the Eagles will request permission to talk to the 41-year-old Fitterer, but both sources said they don’t anticipate that happening."
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter first reported the Eagles' interest in Fitterer on Saturday. Schefter is usually reliable so this denial from CSN Philly is a curious development.
Fitterer was the eighth candidate to emerge in the Eagles GM search. Philadelphia made a request to interview the Packers' Eliot Wolf earlier in the month. 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.
UPDATE: Jeff McLane notes that the Eagles can't interview Fitterer until after the Seahawks season is over. Seattle is playing in the NFC Championship game this week. If they beat the Green Bay Packers, their season won't be over until after Super Bowl XLIX takes place on February 1.
#Eagles can't interview Scott Fitterer, if they so desire, until the Seahawks' season is over. Not sure how much interest is there.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) January 13, 2015