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Eagles expected to hire Joe Douglas barring unlikely change, per report

More on the Eagles' search for a new head of personnel.

via BaltimoreRavens.com

It was reported late on Monday evening that Chicago Bears executive Joe Douglas is a "strong candidate" to be hired as the new Eagles' personnel chief. Since then, Philadelphia reporters have chimed in to confirm the original report. The impression is that Douglas, who has an interview on Thursday, is likely going to be the guy the Eagles hire.

It seems like Douglas is already lining up some potential staff members.

Last night we noted how a lot of people had good things to say about Douglas. Geoff Mosher shared some more positive reviews today.

The Ravens have obviously had a lot of success over the years. The Bears recently earned praise for their 2016 draft class. Those are some encouraging signs.

This offseason isn't the first time the Eagles have shown interest in Douglas. Chip Kelly reportedly wanted to hire Douglas last offseason but only in a role where he would have served under former vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz. If Douglas accepts a job with the Eagles, he's expected to go from being a "No. 3 or 4" guy in Chicago to the No. 2 guy (to Howie Roseman's No. 1) in Philadelphia. He'd likely take Marynowitz's old title.

If something falls through and Douglas doesn't end up being the guy, the Eagles are still reportedly interested in Steelers executive Brandon Hunt. The Eagles interviewed Hunt during their search earlier this year.