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Tom Gamble expected to rejoin San Francisco 49ers

Gamble could be returning back to the Bay.

It appears Tom Gamble might not be out of a job for too much longer. According to ESPN's John Middlekauff, the former Eagles vice president of player personnel is expected to rejoin the San Francisco 49ers in some capacity. Gamble worked with current 49ers general manager Trent Baalke for eight years before leaving to join Philadelphia's front office in early 2013.

Gamble spent nearly two years with the Eagles before being (unofficially) fired on the last day of 2014. The departure of Gamble signaled a power struggle in the Eagles front office which resulted in Chip Kelly gaining full control over player personnel and former general manager Howie Roseman being "promoted" (see: demoted) to executive vice president of football operations.

It's understood that Gamble and Kelly have a good relationship. The Eagles coach spoke well of Gamble in his final press conference of the 2014 season just days before Gamble was fired. Gamble and Kelly have also been seen hanging out this week together in Mobile, Alabama.

But despite their relationship, it was reported that Kelly actually didn't fight to save Gamble's job. Kelly was just reportedly little disappointed how the firing was handled.

Kelly is now on the search for a new Eagles "GM" that will assist him in running the team's player personnel department. Still no real updates on how that search is going.

Gamble was reportedly one of the top GM candidates this offseason, but his name never really showed up in any searches around the league. Now he's reportedly headed back to San Francisco in a position where he's once again lower than the GM.

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