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Eagles hire Tom Gamble as VP of player personnel

The Eagles hired a head coach with no NFL experience, but they’re backing him up with a personnel man with a considerable amount.

The Eagles announced they hired former 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble to become their vice president of player personnel.

In that role, he’ll report to general manager Howie Roseman, and work with both the college and pro scouting departments.

“Since Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the Colts, we’ve been looking for the right person to fill his spot and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team,” Roseman said in a release sent out by the team. “He’s not only a talented evaluator, but also a good man and the type of person you want as a part of your team. Tom and I have had a great relationship over the years and I know he’s excited to come home. He had a great run in San Francisco and they have been very successful over the last few years. He will jump right in with our group and get working on free agency and the draft.”

Gamble talked to teams about GM jobs this offseason (including the Jets), but didn’t land any of those.

He also comes full circle from a personal standpoint, as his father Harry Gamble was Eagles team president from 1986 to 1995.

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29 Responses to “Eagles hire Tom Gamble as VP of player personnel”
  1. souljalb says: Feb 13, 2013 2:17 PM

    BIG hire!

  2. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 13, 2013 2:17 PM

    Tom left sushi, sunshine and latte’s for freezing cold weather and cheese steaks? Whatever

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 13, 2013 2:18 PM

    Tom will miss the West Coast, where he often got bit parts in 30’s Gangster movies.

  4. tvguy22 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    Good hire.

  5. sb50 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:22 PM

    good hire

  6. murphyboy9 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:27 PM

    Good sign Roseman. I have think this guy knows what he is doing.

  7. realphan says: Feb 13, 2013 2:31 PM

    First sentence nailed it right on the head! Who cares how many “NFL” minds they put around this guy, I can put 40 rocket scientists around a 5 year old, that does not mean he will somehow be able to build a rocket! FIRE KELLY NOW!

  8. tombradyswig says: Feb 13, 2013 2:37 PM

    As long as he doesn’t pick a 27 year old part time fireman, BUST, in the 1st round, I’ll be happy!

  9. dcowboy77 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:40 PM

    Seth McFarlane ?

  10. frankp1956 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:46 PM

    Finally, a hire from a winning organization.

  11. jordan52187 says: Feb 13, 2013 2:53 PM

    this hire sounds like a Gamble to me…. Heyoooooooooo

  12. myeaglescantwin says: Feb 13, 2013 3:05 PM

    i like it.

    This is a guy that brought in nothing size size size.
    LB’s, DL, OL,


  13. seabreezes51 says: Feb 13, 2013 3:28 PM

    Excellent hire!

  14. Simon says: Feb 13, 2013 3:29 PM

    Finally, they hired someone with a proven track record in the pro’s. I’m feeling more positive about future personell decisions, I’m just not too sure about the crew that’s going to coach them.

  15. phillyphever says: Feb 13, 2013 3:35 PM

    Hmm….I wonder if this is an insurance move incase Roseman gets the boot next year.

  16. makimaguro says: Feb 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    Isn’t that essentially the same job he had in San Fran?

  17. revroy78 says: Feb 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    Am I the only one who thinks this guy looks just like Seth MacFarlane?

  18. dukemarc says: Feb 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    Seth MacFarlane has really let himself go.

  19. vinceofdarkness says: Feb 13, 2013 4:12 PM

    Outstanding hire!!

  20. ochospantalones says: Feb 13, 2013 4:37 PM

    I’d rather them make Gamble the GM and fire Roseman. Is there any information out there as to why Gamble is making what looks like a lateral move (he’s getting a title bump, but still isn’t in charge) to go to a worse organization?

  21. razorbyrd says: Feb 13, 2013 4:52 PM

    something tells me he took the job with the knowledge that he’ll be the GM next year… I like this hire, a lot…

  22. sjoyner59 says: Feb 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    Outstanding hire,I like this move….I really think Howie needs some help in the player personnel department .Lurie said Howie had nothing to do with the 2010 and 2011 drafts for us which were poor….nice try Jeff not buying it for a minute

  23. chiefnofoldem says: Feb 13, 2013 8:29 PM

    This is a great move. I only hope that this leads to one thing and that is the Eagles going Vickless!

  24. jimmywho14 says: Feb 13, 2013 8:32 PM

    Hey Richie wanna come back as an associate head coach

  25. popolover says: Feb 13, 2013 10:25 PM

    Tommy, just remember your drafts are only as good as your scouts. You got some cleaning up to do.

  26. sourdoughsam says: Feb 14, 2013 2:21 AM

    I’m bummed as a Niners fan to see him go, but a good friend of mine is an Eagles fan and I’m stoked for him. I think it’s a much bigger gain for the Eagles organization than a loss for the 49ers, since he’ll have much more say than he did in San Francisco.

  27. psilenttype says: Feb 14, 2013 10:02 AM

    He is just doing the same thing but for Eagles… Still has to report to a GM! Can only be as great as Roseman lets him… And he isn’t exactly Trent Baakle!

  28. pabrownsfan says: Feb 14, 2013 10:32 AM

    Congrats to the Eagles fan on this hire. i was hoping my Browns got him.

  29. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 15, 2013 10:22 AM

    4getu loves the hire and predicts a super bowl for the Eagles next season. Just so you know.

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