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And so the Eagles GM search continues.

via Patriots.com

The latest update in the Eagles search for a new general manager is another dead end for Philadelphia. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Buccaneers denied the Eagles' request to interview Tampa Bay's director of player personnel Jon Robinson. Jeff McLane confirmed the report and noted that Robinson preferred to stay with the Buccaneers as No. 2 to former Eagles front office executive and now-Buccaneers GM Jason Licht.

Robinson is just the latest dead end in Philaelphia's search. Late last week it was announced that the Texans were promoting Brian Gaine in order to prevent losing him to the Eagles. Gaine had formally interviewed for the Eagles job earlier in the month.

The Eagles' GM search has cooled off lately. Some wonder if the Eagles will be able make an outside hire given the unattractive nature of the job. The new GM won't be a "real" GM in the sense that Chip Kelly holds all the power overseeing the player personnel department. Plus there's the fact that Howie Roseman is still around despite losing his power.

Perhaps Philadelphia's search will heat up again this week now that they're available to interview front office executives from the staffs of the Seahawks and Patriots. The Eagles are reportedly interested in Seattle executive Scott Fitterer, but they have not been able to contact him yet due to the Seahawks playoff run.

One would think the Eagles would like to make a decision sometime soon. The Senior Bowl is already being held this week.