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Eagles Announce Scouting Department Changes

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the following changes to the scouting department:

• Andy Weidl named Director of Player Personnel

• Alan Wolking named Assistant Director of College Scouting

• Shawn Heinlen hired as Southwest Area Scout

• Patrick Stewart hired as National Scout

• Ryan Myers named West Coast Area Scout

• Jim Ward named Northeast Area Scout

• Casey Weidl named Player Personnel Coordinator

• Lee DiValerio hired as Scouting Assistant

Weidl, who originally joined the organization in 2016 as Assistant Director of Player Personnel, enters his 21st season in the NFL and played an integral role in helping construct Philadelphia's Super Bowl LII-winning roster. In his new role as Director of Player Personnel, Weidl will continue to work under Vice President of Player Personnel Joe Douglas. Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Weidl and Douglas worked together in the Baltimore Ravens front office from 2005-15.

Wolking, who enters his eighth season with the Eagles after working as the club's Midwest Area Scout (2011-12) and Southeast Area Scout (2013-17), will now serve as the Assistant Director of College Scouting under Ian Cunningham.

The club has also hired Shawn Heinlen as Southwest Area Scout and Patrick Stewart as a National Scout.

Heinlen spent 15 years with the Buffalo Bills (2001-16), including the final 14 as a College Area Scout. He played quarterback at North Central College in Naperville, IL, and went on to earn a master's degree in Sports Administration from the University of Florida before beginning his career in the NFL.

Stewart joins the Eagles after 11 seasons with the New England Patriots. He was originally hired by New England as a Scouting Assistant in 2007 and went on to serve as both an Area Scout (2009, 2013-17) and Pro Scout (2010-12). The Patriots won two Super Bowls (XLIX and LI) during Stewart's tenure with the team. Prior to beginning his career with the Patriots, Stewart served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations at Temple University in 2006.

The team also announced title changes for Ryan Myers, Jim Ward, and Casey Weidl.

Myers, who has been with the Eagles since 2013 in a variety of roles, will now serve as the team's West Coast Area Scout; Ward, who was hired by the Eagles in 2017 as Midwest Area Scout, will shift to the Northeast in 2018; Weidl has served as the club's College Scouting Coordinator since 2016 and will now work as Player Personnel Coordinator.

Lee DiValerio was hired by the club as a Scouting Assistant and joins the organization after working as a student assistant for the football team at Villanova University.

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