Eagles promoting 2 internal candidates to assistant GM roles


As the Eagles continue to rebuild their front office, they are promoting two internal candidates to assistant general manager titles, sources confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Both VP of football operations and compliance Jon Ferrari and VP of football operations and strategy Alec Halaby are being promoted and given assistant GM titles.

This is a significant change — at least in titles — for the front office structure.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer first reported the two promotions that are among several others to be announced in the coming days.

Ferrari was initially hired as the Eagles’ manager of football compliance in 2016 and previously spent 2007-16 in the NFL’s league office, in the management council. He also oversaw the start of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program. Ferrari was promoted to his current position during the 2019 offseason. He is someone the Eagles had tabbed as an assistant GM candidate for a while.

Halaby, meanwhile, is known as the analytics guy. He’s the Harvard graduate who has seen his voice increase in the organization since his arrival back in 2012. His first title with the Eagles was as special assistant to the GM and he was promoted in 2016 to his current role.

In addition to these two names, there are several other internal candidates expected to be promoted, sources said. Among them are director of college scouting Alan Working, west coast area scout Ryan Myers, southeast area scout Phil Bhaya and pro scout Ameena Soliman. They are also giving owner Jeff Lurie’s son, Julian, an official title within the organization.

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The Eagles are also adding outside talent, including former Steelers scouting director Brandon Hunt, former Browns national scout Charles Walls and former Broncos VP of player personnel Matt Russell, who will join former Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell in advisory roles.

In the last few months, the Eagles have lost significant talent in their front office. They’ve lost Ian Cunningham and Brandon Brown before the draft and then lost Catherine Raîche and Andy Weidl. Weidl recently took the assistant GM job in Pittsburgh well after this process to replenish the front office was already underway.

All these changes and promotions are expected to be formally announced in the coming days.

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