According to a report from Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Eagles have made another addition to their front office. Former Chicago Bears college scouting director Marty Barrett has been hired as the Eagles' West Coast scout.
More on Barrett:
"Barrett worked for the Bears for the last 18 seasons and was promoted to college scouting director under former general manager Phil Emery. He was a West Coast scout before that promotion and was credited with helping the team land a pair of third-round draft picks that turned into perennial Pro Bowl performers in center Olin Kreutz and linebacker Lance Briggs. Another third-round pick from Barrett’s area who turned into a pretty good player was wide receiver Bernard Berrian. The Bears drafted Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long and cornerback Kyle Fuller in the first round after Barrett was promoted to the college director role."
The addition of Barrett follows the Eagles' hire of former Bears associate director of pro personnel Dwayne Joseph earlier this month. Joseph was hired to be the team's new director of pro scouting. The Eagles also hired former Dolphins' executive Chris Shea to be Philadelphia's director of scouting administration/strategic management.
The Eagles made some significant changes in the scouting department following the 2015 NFL Draft. Head coach Chip Kelly and vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz are in the process of shaping their own scouting staff for the future.
(hat tip to reader @IgglesCoverage)