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Eagles announce changes to scouting and football operations departments

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the following title changes, promotions, and hires today:

• Howie Roseman named Executive Vice President/General Manager

• Andy Weidl promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel

• Ian Cunningham promoted to Assistant Director of Player Personnel

• Brandon Brown promoted to Director of Pro Scouting

• Bryce Johnston 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

"This is an exciting time for our front office," said Howie Roseman, Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager. "We are fortunate to have so many talented people in the building. Much like our approach to constructing our football team, we pride ourselves on building a deep and talented front office and we strive to create an environment that emphasizes growth opportunity. We are confident that providing increased responsibilities to Andy Weidl, who will lead our personnel staff, and Andrew Berry, who we recently brought to Philadelphia as our Vice President of Football Operations, will allow us to continue to build upon our culture and add to the leadership that exists across the entire football operations department, led by Greg Delimitros, Patrick Dolan, Dom DiSandro, Jon Ferrari, Alec Halaby, and Jake Rosenberg."

Andy Weidl – Vice President of Player Personnel

Andy Weidl is entering his fourth season with the Eagles and has been promoted to vice president of player personnel after spending the previous three seasons as Director of Player Personnel (2018) and Assistant Director of Player Personnel (2016-17). Weidl has played an integral role in helping construct a roster that has won five playoff games over the last two seasons, including the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history in 2017.

Prior to joining the Eagles in 2016, Weidl worked for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-16 and was on Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's staff when Baltimore won Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.

Weidl was first hired by the Ravens in 2005 as a West area scout and served in that capacity for four seasons before transitioning into a Northeast scout for the club in 2009. He worked as the team's east regional scout from 2013-16 before coming to Philadelphia.

Weidl began his scouting career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1998, where he evaluated college and professional players for two seasons as a player personnel assistant. He then went to work as a scout for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-04.

A former offensive lineman at Villanova University, Weidl earned his undergraduate degree in communications and a master's degree in human resource development.

Ian Cunningham – Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Ian Cunningham has been promoted to assistant director of player personnel after serving as the team's director of college scouting for the last two seasons (2017-18). Prior to joining the Eagles staff, Cunningham spent his first nine years in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens.

In Baltimore, Cunningham worked with former Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas and Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl. He joined the Ravens as a player personal assistant in 2008 and was promoted to southeast area scout in 2013. In his final four seasons with the Ravens, Cunningham was primarily responsible for scouting schools in the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.

Cunningham earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia in 2007 and went on to earn a master's in education in 2008.

A former offensive lineman, he started 30 games for the Cavaliers during his collegiate football career and earned honorable mention freshman All-American honors from and ACC All-Freshman Team recognition from The Sporting News. A standout offensive and defensive lineman at Hebron High School in Carrollton, TX, Cunningham earned numerous all-state and all-area honors as a senior.

Brandon Brown – Director of Pro Scouting

Brandon Brown, who originally joined the Eagles scouting department as assistant director of pro scouting in the 2017 offseason, has been promoted to director of pro scouting.

Before coming to Philadelphia, Brown worked for the Indianapolis Colts from 2015-16. He was hired by the Colts in 2015 as a scouting assistant and was promoted to advance scout in 2016.

A four-year letterman as a defensive back at Fordham University, Brown earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and communications media management. After graduating from Fordham in 2010, Brown earned a Juris Doctor degree from Barry University Law School in Orlando, FL, where he was named lead articles editor of the Earth Jurisprudence and Environmental Justice Law Journal.

In the summer of 2012, Brown served as a pro personnel intern with the New York Jets. While pursuing his law degree at Barry, Brown worked as athletic compliance graduate assistant/football support at the University of Central Florida.

Max Gruder – Assistant Director of Pro Scouting

Max Gruder joins the Eagles scouting department as the assistant director of pro scouting after spending the previous six seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

Gruder joined the Dolphins in 2013 as an assistant in the team's scouting department and was promoted to a pro scout in 2014. During his time with the Dolphins, Gruder monitored personnel moves throughout the NFL, evaluated pro players, managed player databases and served as an advance scout for Dolphins' opponents.

Prior to beginning his professional career in scouting, Gruder enjoyed a four-year collegiate playing career as a linebacker for the University of Pittsburgh. Gruder played in 52 games (39 starts) for the Panthers and totaled 296 tackles, one sack and one interception. He was named second-team All-Big East as a senior after leading the Panthers defense with a career-high 116 tackles. In 2012, following his college career, Gruder signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent and participated in the team's training camp and preseason.

A business major at Pittsburgh, Gruder was twice named to the Big East All-Academic team.

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