Report: Senior executive Tom Donahoe leaving Eagles

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Tom Donahoe is leaving the Eagles’ front office, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Donahoe’s contract expired, and the senior executive told the Eagles in a meeting that it was time to move on, McLane reports. The team and Donahoe declined comment to McLane.

Donahoe, 75, had worked for General Manager Howie Roseman since 2012 and served as a mentor for vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl.

Donahoe worked for the Steelers and Bills, gaining three decades of NFL experience before arriving in Philadelphia. He rose up the ranks in Pittsburgh, serving as the Steelers’ director of football operations from 1993-99, and Donahoe was the Bills’ president/General Manager from 2001-05.

Roseman is reshaping the front office, with the departures of senior scouts Ian Cunningham and Brandon Brown for promotions as assistant General Managers with the Bears and Giants, respectively. Vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche is expected to join the Browns.

The Eagles reportedly also fired director of scouting operations Casey Weidl, Andy Weidl’s brother, as well as player personnel executive T.J. McCreight, southwest area scout Shawn Heinlen and scouting assistant Evan Pritt.

8 responses to “Report: Senior executive Tom Donahoe leaving Eagles

  1. Tom Donahoe’s career should be celebrated. He was instrumental in growing the Steelers in the 1990s and had remarkable drafting success in that period. He was a local high school coach who became known to the Steelers from local camps for kids. He was hired as a scout and ultimately rose to GM. Eagles hired his “right-hand man” in Tom Modrak to try and replicate the Steelers drafting success under Donahoe. Eagles eventually hired Tom himself in a senior consultant role where he was valuable in supporting Eagles through various staffing changes. Eagles drafts during his period have been among their best ever. Tom Donahoe is one of the most successful talent evaluators in the history of the sport.

  2. Tom Donahoe’s career should be celebrated…

    Except the dismal 5 years in Buffalo when he ran that franchise into the ground . . .

  3. Donahoe butted heads with Cowher and The Chin won… then the Steelers started winning again

  4. The Steelers started winning again when they drafted Ben Roethlisberger.

  5. eaglemd says:
    May 6, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    The Steelers started winning again when they drafted Ben Roethlisberger.


    Oh, they were winning before Big Ben was drafted – they just didn’t win it all.

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