After major departures, Eagles announce front office restructure

After major departures, Eagles announce front office restructure

The Eagles on Friday afternoon announced their lengthy full list of front office promotions and new hires.

As reported earlier in the day, Jon Ferrari and Alex Halaby were promoted to assistant general manager, but Howie Roseman made numerous other moves as part of a full restructure of the front office.

The Eagles’ front office is structured in two tiers with the hires falling either under football operations (salary cap, financial planning, player development, equipment, etc.) and scouting.

The Eagles lost numerous high-ranking members of the scouting department this offseason, with Brandon Brown, Ian Cunningham, Catherine Raîche and Andy Weidl all leaving for assistant general manager positions and several other scouts and assistants let go.

Among the key hires and promotions in addition to Ferrari and Halaby:

• Former Broncos vice president of player personnel Matt Russell was named senior personnel director/advisor to the general manager.

• Former Steelers scouting director Brandon Hunt was named director of scouting.

• Former Browns national scout Charles Walls was named director of player personnel.

• Former Eagles Pro Bowler Connor Barwin was promoted from special assistant to the general manager to director of player development.

• Eagles vice president of team security Dom DiSandro was promoted to senior adviser to the general manager/chief security officer.

• Eagles personnel executive Dave Caldwell was promoted to senior personnel director/adviser to the general manager.

• Eagles director of college scouting Alan Wolking was promoted to director of player personnel.


Among the scouting hires are two South Jersey natives who played in the NFL: Rod Streater of Burlington Township was hired as a northeast area scout, and Ben Ijalana was hired as a scouting assistant. 

Streater, who played at Temple, spent six years as an NFL wide receiver and caught 127 passes for 1,755 yards and 10 touchdowns. Ijalana, who played at Villanova, spent four years as an NFL offensive lineman.

Here’s the full rundown of the current Eagles’ scouting and football operations departments:

Football operations

Jon Ferrari – Assistant General Manager

Alec Halaby – Assistant General Manager

Dom DiSandro – Senior Advisor to the General Manager/Chief Security Officer

Bryce Johnston – Vice President of Football Transactions and Strategic Planning

Paul Lancaster – Senior Director of Player Engagement

Connor Barwin – Director of Player Development

James Gilman – Director of Football Analytics

Jeff Scott – Director of Football Operations

Jon Liu – Assistant Director of Football Analytics

Kathy Mair – Player Resource Coordinator/Assistant Director of Player Engagement

Patrick McDowell – Player Development Assistant/Scout

Nick Still – Assistant Equipment Manager


Dave Caldwell – Senior Personnel Director/Advisor to the General Manager

Alan Wolking – Director of Player Personnel

Phil Bhaya – Director of Draft Management

Max Gruder – Director of Pro Scouting

Ameena Soliman – Director of Personnel Operations/Pro Scout

Ryan Myers – Assistant Director of College Scouting

Matt Holland – Senior College/Pro Scout

New hires

Football operations

Zach Drapkin – Quantitative Analyst

Marlon Sanders – Video Assistant

Elsie Reyes – Administrative Assistant, Football Operations


Matt Russell – Senior Personnel Director/Advisor to the General Manager

Brandon Hunt – Director of Scouting

Charles Walls – Director of Player Personnel

Jeremy Gray – Assistant Director of Pro Personnel

Jordon Dizon – National Scout

Jarrod Kilburn – College/Pro Scout

Rod Streater – Northeast Area Scout

Ben Ijalana – Scouting Assistant

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