The Eagles have extended the contract of general manager Tom Heckert through 2011 and named Howie Roseman vice president of player personnel.
Heckert, in his eighth season with the Eagles, has been the general manager since 2006 after serving as the vice president of player personnel and the previously director of player personnel.
“I feel we have strengthened our personnel staff today by extending Tom’s contract and by promoting Howie Roseman,” coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “Tom’s leadership and work ethic has continued to impress me over the years. Tom has also done a great job of nurturing and incorporating Howie’s talent into the personnel side of the organization. Howie has demonstrated a sharp eye for talent evaluation along with a knack for creative draft and free agent strategies. Both Tom and I feel Howie will be an excellent addition to the Philadelphia Eagles personnel staff.”
Roseman replaces Jason Licht, who was recently fired.
Roseman, formerly the team’s vice president of football administration, is in his ninth year with the Eagles. He joined the team in 2000 as salary cap/staff counsel. He was elevated to director of football administration in 2003 and to vice president of football administration in 2006.
Roseman will manage the college scouting staff, organize and run draft meetings, and scout the top college prospects. He also will help Reid and Heckert in evaluations of roster moves and free agency.
The Eagles presumably will hire a replacement for Roseman’s role in the football administration.
In other Eagles-related news, looks like much-maligned former first-round pick Freddie Mitchell had a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. Mitchell has been out of football since 2005. Amazing to look at those stats: Five touchdowns in four years ... Here is the report.