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Eagles close to finalizing Joe Douglas hire as personnel head, per report

It's almost official.

The Philadelphia Eagles are close to officially finalizing their hire of Chicago Bears director of college scouting Joe Douglas, according to a report from Jeff McLane of the Inquirer. An announcement is expected to be made on Monday.

The Eagles' interest in Douglas was first reported earlier this week. Douglas interviewed with the Eagles on Thursday.

It's expected Douglas will be hired with the title of vice president of player personnel. It's also expected he'll serve as the No. 2 personnel guy to the Eagles' No. 1 guy: executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.

Douglas comes to Philadelphia with a strong resume. He worked under Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who is considered one of the best executives in the league, in Baltimore for 15 years. He's drawn a lot of praise from national and local media alike.

The Eagles began their search for a new player personnel chief back in January after Chip Kelly was fired. After interviewing a few candidates, the team suspended the search and it's been clear Roseman has been running the show ever since. Now that the 2016 NFL Draft is over, the Eagles have resumed their search and it's clear Douglas is their guy.