According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, the Eagles have parted ways with Rick Mueller, who was a player personnel executive with the team for parts of the last five years.
From McLane, the move isn’t yet official, but it more than underway, according to his sources:
While Mueller remains under contract with the team, he no longer has an office at the NovaCare Complex and has begun search for a new job, the sources said.
Mueller has not responded to a recent request for comment. An Eagles spokesman said that he was "still employed here."
Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman re-hired Mueller last offseason after he was returned control over the team’s personnel decisions.
This move comes on the heels of the team vaulting vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas into a more involved role this offseason in advance of free agency and April’s draft.
According to the team’s site, Mueller “coordinated all aspects of the pro scouting department, including preparation for the free agency signing period, advance scouting of upcoming opponents and evaluation of all players in the NFL and other professional football leagues.”
It would seem, with Douglas stepping up, Mueller’s responsibilities were rendered redundant.
Mueller’s NFL career began in 1994 with the Jaguars as a college scout. He served as director of player personnel with the Saints for six years, from 2000 to 2006. He joined the Eagles in 2012 as a player personnel executive, and was named director of pro personnel in 2014, where he served for a year before being let go as part of the Chip Kelly regime change in Kelly’s third and final year with the Eagles.