The longer after the draft the Eagles went without putting someone in overall charge of personnel, as Ryan Grigson was before he became the Colts' GM, the more likely it seemed that nobody was going to get that level of power.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman confirmed this Thursday, when Roseman talked to reporters after the team announced several changes in scouting and personnel that Roseman said finalized that department's roster.
"We're going to go with the people we have," rather than hiring a Grigson successor, Roseman said after the team finished a third OTA day at NovaCare. The most notable new name is that of Tom Donahoe, the former Bills and Steelers general manager, who is assuming the advisory role formerly filled by ex Ravens and Browns exec Phil Savage. "Through this process when Ryan left, we kind of went with the people we had here, and we added some people that we feel really good about, and we like the dynamic as it's currently set, and we're going to go with it."
Anthony Patch recently was named director of college scouting, a title that didn't exist when Grigson was here.