The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced some changes to their 2018 scouting department on Monday afternoon. Here’s an overview:
Andy Weidl named Director of Player Personnel
Alan Wolking named Assistant Director of College Scouting
Shawn Heinlen hired as Southwest Area Scout
Patrick Stewart hired as National Scout
Ryan Myers named West Coast Area Scout
Jim Ward named Northeast Area Scout
Casey Weidl named Player Personnel Coordinator
Lee DiValerio hired as Scouting Assistant
The most noteworthy item is that Andy Weidl, who is Joe Douglas’ right hand man, had the “Assistant” in Assistant Director of Player Personnel dropped from his title. I’d guess this doesn’t signify a big change in responsibility as much as it is a pay raise and a title bump in relation to his contributions to the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.
Heinlen, Stewart, and DiValerio are the new additions to the organization. Heinlen spent 15 years with the Buffalo Bills. Stewart joins Philadelphia after working for the New England Patriots for 11 years. Stewart was previously a student assistant for Villanova University’s football team.
Alan Wolking, previously a Southeast Area Scout, replaces Michael Bradway as the Eagles’ Assistant Director of College Scouting. Bradway left the Eagles after being offered a promotion with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this offseason.
One notable name who was removed from the Eagles’ front office? Trey Brown, Player Personnel Executive College/Pro. You may remember Brown from the Microsoft Surface commercials he was featured in. Brown reportedly received an interview for the Buffalo Bills’ general manger job last year but he was not chosen for the job.
UPDATE: The Eagles also announced some football operations promotions.
Jake Rosenberg named Vice President of Football Administration
Jon Ferrari named Director of Football Operations
Dan Ryan named Director of Team Travel and Football Logistics
Rosenberg, who has a role in managing the Eagles’ cap space and drawing up contracts, was promoted from his previous title: Director of Football Administration.
Ferrari was previously titled as Director of Football Compliance.
Ryan was listed as a CRM Manager before this promotion.