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Philadelphia Eagles hire new director of player engagement

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The Philadelphia Eagles hired Paul Lancaster as the team’s new director of player engagement, according to an official announcement from the team. Here’s more on Lancaster from the press release.

Lancaster, who spent the last 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, will serve as a mentor and resource for all Eagles players off the field. He will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and promoting high standards of professionalism to help ensure success during and beyond their years in the NFL. Additionally, Lancaster will facilitate player participation in league- and club-supported education and development initiatives.

Prior to joining the Bills in 2001, Lancaster worked at Penn State University and California University of Pennsylvania. A native of Brownsville, PA, Lancaster earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling from California (PA), where he also played basketball.

Lancaster replaces former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell in the front office. Mikell left his position after one year on the job in Philadelphia in order to spend more time with his family and start his own business.

Before Mikell, Marcus Sedberry held the position of director of player engagement under Chip Kelly. It was Eagles legend Harold Carmichael before that.

This news probably won’t be of much interest to you, but now you know.