The Eagles promoted Andy Weidl to director of player personnel, giving a new title to Joe Douglas' top assistant in the front office.
Weidl, who works closely with Douglas in assembling the Eagles' roster, was the assistant director of player personnel the last two seasons. There will be speculation throughout the season that Douglas, the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, could be on top of lists for potential general manger openings elsewhere in the NFL. Weidl is next on the Eagles' organizational flow chart after Douglas. He enters his 21st season in the NFL.
Weidl's promotion headlined eight changes in the Eagles scouting department. Alan Wolking was promoted to assistant director of college scouting after spending eight seasons as an area scout for the Eagles.
The Eagles also promoted three members of their football operations staff. Jake Rosenberg, who's a key part the Eagles' contract negotiations and salary cap management, was promoted to vice president of football administration. He has been with the Eagles since 2012. Jon Ferrari, who has been with the Eagles since 2016, was promoted to director of football operations. He's responsible for the team's rule compliance and plays a role during games helping Doug Pederson with challenges. Dan Ryan was named director of team travel and football logistics after working in the organization since 2013.
The Eagles made three additions to their scouting staff: Patrick Stewart, Shawn Heinlen, and Lee DiValerio. Stewart will be a national scout and comes to the Eagles after 11 seasons in New England. Heinlen will scout the southwest and comes to Philadelphia after 15 seasons with Buffalo. DiValerio will be a scouting assistant after working as a student assistant at Villanova.
The team also gave new roles to Ryan Myers (West Coast area scout), Jim Ward (northeast area scout), and Casey Weidl (player personnel coordinator). Casey Weidl is Andy Weidl's younger brother and was the college scouting coordinator during the last two seasons.