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Report: Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman both returning for another season

The top of the Eagles’ power structure will stay the same.

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According to a report from the Inquirer’s Zach Berman, both head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman will return to their roles.

Vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas will also return, according to Berman.

The Eagles started the season 3-0, but a five-game losing streak took them out of the running for the playoffs.

Pederson, who is in his first year as a head coach, has had an up-and-down year, but it seems he’s shown enough to owner Jeffrey Lurie and president Don Smolenski to earn a second year at the helm of the team.

Roseman gained power over personnel back after the team fired Chip Kelly in December 2015.

From Berman:

The Eagles will retain coach Doug Pederson, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman, and vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas in 2017, according to a team source.

That does not suggest that the Eagles will not make other moves this offseason in the front office or the coaching staff, but the top leadership will remain in place.

Pederson will enter his second year as head coach. Douglas will remain with the organization for a second season. Roseman, who has been with the Eagles since 2000, is in charge of football operations for the second consecutive season.

My take: this is the correct move. Pederson and Roseman deserve at least another year to undo the damage Chip Kelly did, give Carson Wentz weapons, and look for improvement.

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