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Eagles promote Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel to take place of Joe Douglas

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Eagles promote Andy Weidl to VP of player personnel to take place of Joe Douglas

The Eagles didn’t have to look very far to find a replacement for Joe Douglas, promoting Andy Weidl from director of player personnel to vice president of player personnel. 

Weidl, who had been Douglas’s right-hand man, will now replace him as Douglas begins his tenure as the Jets’ general manager. 

This was a seemingly obvious move for the Eagles because their system has been working. Weidl isn’t a Douglas clone, but this will sort of allow some consistency in the front office. The two had a long working history together, both coming up under legendary Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome. 

The Eagles should already have a good sense of the working relationship that they’ll have between Howie Roseman and Weidl. The relationship between Roseman and Douglas was key over the last few years. 

“Andy comes from the Ozzie Newsome tree of talent evaluators in Baltimore,” Roseman said in a statement. “I spoke with (senior football advisor) Tom Donahoe, who hired Andy in Pittsburgh, and he had nothing but great things to say about his work ethic. You can sense his drive for scouting right off the bat and he has spent his entire career working for an opportunity like this. We are very pleased to have him join us.”

Weidl is a Pittsburgh native, but was an offensive lineman at Villanova in the 90s. He began his scouting career with the Steelers, then went to the Saints before joining the Ravens. He was in Baltimore from 2005-16, most of those years with Douglas. 

In addition to the promotion for Weidl, the Eagles also made several other front office changes: 

• Roseman’s new title is “executive vice president/general manager,” which is great because the Eagles previously had an executive vice president of football operations and a vice president of football operations (Andrew Berry). 

• Ian Cunningham has been promoted to assistant director of player personnel (from director of college scouting). Cunningham is another big move because he came from the Ravens’ pipeline and the Eagles were able to keep him from leaving to join Douglas and the Jets. 

• Brandon Brown promoted to director of pro scouting. 

• Bryce Johnson promoted to director of football administration. 

• Katie David promoted to football operations director. 

• Casey Weidl promoted to director of scouting operations. 

• Max Gruder hired as assistant director of pro scouting. 

• Matt Holland promoted to senior pro scout. 

• Chris Nolan promoted to player personnel scout. 

• Ameena Soliman hired as player personnel coordinator. 

• James Gilman hired as quantitative analyst. 

• Ed Miller promoted to assistant equipment manager. 

• Craig Blake promoted to assistant equipment manager. 

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Eagles injury report: A few key players miss another day of practice

Eagles injury report: A few key players miss another day of practice

Updated: 4:27 p.m.

For the second straight day, the Eagles were without three of their most important skill position players as they prepare to face the Lions on Sunday afternoon. 

Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Dallas Goedert, who were all listed as “day to day” by Doug Pederson on Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. The Eagles actually held a real practice Thursday after a walkthrough the day before. 

It doesn’t seem likely that any of those three will play against the Lions. 

Because the Eagles had a walkthrough on Wednesday, yesterday’s injury report was an estimation. Here's today's: 

Did not practice: 

Alshon Jeffery (calf), DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Dallas Goedert (calf), Corey Clement (shoulder), Tim Jernigan (foot), Jordan Mailata (back), Johnathan Cyprien (knee) 

Limited: 

Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Rudy Ford (hamstring) 

Full: 

Nate Sudfeld (wrist), Derek Barnett (shoulder), Fletcher Cox (toe), Nathan Gerry (knee, calf)

Good news for Grugier-Hill, who is taking part in his first real practice since spraining his MCL in August. It’s probably more realistic to expect him to return to action next Thursday night in Green Bay. 

More good news that Barnett, Cox and Gerry were full participants today after being limited to begin the week. 

Cyprien was the only player who was limited to begin the week and didn’t practice Thursday. 

Mailata worked out on a side field today, as did Jalen Mills (foot), who is still on the PUP. Mills won’t be eligible to return until Week 7. 

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NFL trade rumors: Eagles definitely in the mix for Jalen Ramsey

NFL trade rumors: Eagles definitely in the mix for Jalen Ramsey

The Jalen Ramsey trade winds are blowing strong and the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be in the mix.

Our very own Dave Zangaro wrote about why the Eagles should absolutely kick the tires on Ramsey earlier in the week and not a lot has changed there.

A number of national NFL writers continue to toss the Eagles' name around as a team that could be a landing spot for Ramsey if Howie Roseman chooses to engage. Here's a quick roundup of the latest rumblings regarding the talented but often irksome corner.

Ramsey is expected to play this evening on Thursday Night Football for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said today that, "tomorrow is a more likely target date for a Jalen Ramsey trade."

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said yesterday that the Friday report is "the most artificial deadline in the history of artificial deadlines. There's one deadline, it's Week 9, the trade deadline."

La Canfora points to three teams, "The sense that I'm getting from GMs and personal directors are the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia."

He goes on to say that Jacksonville wants two first-round picks but whether they get that sort of return remains to be seen given their cards are all already on the table and their hand is somewhat forced. Still, Ramsey is an incredible talent that will come at a very steep price.

NBC Sports' Peter King echoed some of those sentiments in a tweet today which again puts Philly right in the hunt for Ramsey. "Roseman unafraid, can offer 1+3+SJones," he wrote in a tweet.

I assume that's a first, a third, and Sidney Jones to get the deal done. Would the Philly fanbase be OK "giving up" on Jones so early in his career when he hasn't had a ton of time to show what he's capable of when healthy? If it lands Ramsey, I'd guess so.

Finally, King adds that inquiring teams would want to talk to Ramsey's agent about a new deal which makes total sense if landing him would come at such a big price.

Thursday Night Football should be interesting this evening when Ramsey's Jags take on the Tennessee Titans on national TV. You know Birds fans will be watching for any drama. 

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