The Philadelphia Eagles recently parted ways with college scouting coordinator Matt Lindsey, according to a report from FootballScoop.com. Lindsey had been with the organization since 2014. His name is no longer listed on Philadelphia's front office listing.
Why is this significant? Well, it's not incredibly meaningful. Lindsey didn't have a super important role or anything. But as Geoff Mosher notes, this means that the Eagles will be without both a college scouting director and a college scouting coordinator as the 2016 NFL Combine begins next week. Lindsey's departure also takes place a little over two months prior to the 2016 NFL Draft.
There are concerns about the Eagles' front office being undermanned as the team moves forward this offseason. It's been reported that the Eagles have brought in two former front office members to help out in an advisory role. One of those executives is former Philadelphia college scouting director Anthony Patch.
The Eagles put their search for a new player personnel chief on hold until after the 2016 NFL Draft is over. Signs point to executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman running the show in the meantime. He very well might be running it even if/when the new personnel executive is hired. That's very concerning.
Roseman has stated that former Steelers GM and current Eagles senior director of player personnel Tom Donahoe is running the player personnel department. Donahoe had only served the Eagles in an advisory role since joining the team in 2012. He still lives in Pittsburgh and seems to only be serving as a placeholder through this time of transition in the Eagles' front office.