Several new candidates have emerged in the Philadelphia Eagles' search for a player personnel executive. Here are the latest updates, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Earlier, Steelers president Art Rooney II confirmed the Steelers gave the Eagles permission to interview Pittsburgh pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt. Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman met with Hunt on Thursday. Now he'll meet with Eagles senior director of player personnel (and former Steelers GM) Tom Donahoe on Friday. It's believed Donahoe has a lot of influence in this hiring process, so that seems to bode well for Hunt's chances.
Brown (pictured above) served as the vice president of player personnel of the Browns (fittingly enough) before getting fired earlier this month. Prior to joining Cleveland after the 2014 NFL Draft, Brown had spent six seasons in Washington from 2008-2013 as the director of pro personnel. Shortly after leaving Washington, NFL insider Jason La Canfora reported that Brown is primed to be a general manager one day. It was believed the Redskins made a mistake by not elevating him higher.
Eagles director of pro scouting is reportedly an internal candidate. Joseph was hired by the Eagles in May after the 2015 NFL Draft. Some more background on Joseph, via ChicagoBears.com:
"Dwayne Joseph is in his second season as Associate Director of Pro Personnel after spending the 2012 season as Chicago’s Assistant Director of Pro Scouting. This is Joseph’s second stint in the Bears front office, previously spending six seasons (1998-2003) in Chicago’s football operations department including the last three (2001-03) as Director of Player Development.
Prior to rejoining the Bears, Joseph has spent eight years (2004-11) with the Miami Dolphins, serving as a pro scout in seven of those eight seasons. He also served as Miami’s Assistant Director of Pro Personnel in 2007."
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager is currently an ESPN analyst. McLane reports that Roseman spoke with Dominik but the former executive would rather work in television for now.
The Eagles are reportedly expected to make a final decision on their new personnel hire within the next week or two.