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Report: Eagles block Texans’ request to interview Joe Douglas

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No Douglas for you ... for now.

via PhiladelphiaEagles.com

The Philadelphia Eagles have declined the Houston Texans’ request to interview Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas, according to a report from NFL reporter Albert Breer.

Houston’s interest in Douglas was first reported on Friday. The Texans are looking to hire a new general manager since current executive vice president of football operations Rick Smith is taking a leave.

It’s no surprise the Texans have interest in Douglas, who is considered one of the league’s top GM candidates.

It’s also no surprise to see the Eagles deny Houston’s request. Douglas is a key part of Philadelphia’s front office. He runs the team’s draft board and complements Howie Roseman well.

The Eagles can currently block the Texans from hiring Douglas because Philadelphia’s season isn’t over yet. The Eagles can continue to delay Houston’s opportunity to interview Douglas by winning in the playoffs.

Douglas is just one of several NFL executives the Texans have been connected to so far. Eagles fans should hope Philadelphia can retain Douglas.