Report: Roseman Received Contract Extension

Eagles general manger Howie Roseman received a four-to-five year contract extension in June, a team source tells Jeff McLane of the Inquirer.

Jeffrey Lurie gave Roseman the deal when Joe Banner stepped down as team president. The timing is significant because it suggests Lurie views Roseman’s performance in a different category than that of Andy Reid. As has been well-documented, Lurie said before the season that an 8-8 record would not be good enough for Reid to remain the head coach in 2013.

But based on the report, it seems likely that Roseman will be part of Lurie’s brain trust in picking a new head coach if he does in fact part ways with Reid after the season.

Roseman became the Eagles’ general manager in January of 2010 after serving two years as the vice president of player personnel.

“Howie has done an excellent job,” Lurie said back in August. “I think general managers get measured by player acquisitions, the draft, trades, how they communicate with the rest of the organization, how they communicate with the players, [and] their strategy going forward. There is a lot to analyze, and I think Howie is doing an outstanding job. As I said, it is early to make a determination of this draft class. Just based on a few months it is extremely promising.”

Roseman’s presence could also affect which head coaches the Eagles are able to attract. Some of the more well-established names could prefer full control in personnel matters. Will they get that here? Or will the move be to give Roseman more power?

Those are the questions that will likely need answers in the next couple months.

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  • casehop

    What a nightmare. You can track the decline in the Eagles’ drafts relative to Howie’s growing influence. Time to find something else to do with your Sundays unless you think Howie can pick them better than Ozzie, Reese, the Steelers, the Saints or any of the other perpetually successful teams that have personally knowledgeable football people making drafting decisions. It’s just a shame.

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  • Loke2112

    This is pathetic. I hate this team.

  • Wilbert M.

    Did Howie get brownie points for underbidding on Yeremiah Bell? Just a guess here, but I think Bell would have been a better option than David Sims.

  • The Guru

    OH. MY. GOD. I miss Norman Bramen…

  • Mike Jehle

    Do we even know what Roseman can do? For many years now Reid has had complete control of everything. Final say on everything. How knows…maybe Roseman is capable. If it means Reid is gone…i’ll take that chance.

  • BrucieGambino

    Draft Te’O sign Long
    Do whatever it takes to sign Long at tackle. Move Herremans to guard where he belongs Peters, Mathis, Kelce, Herremans, Long best line in league. Draft Te’O – Kendricks, Ryans, Te’O 2 problems solved for at least 5 years !

    • The Guru

      He’s getting franchised….and Evan Mathis BLOWS

  • Bob A

    You see what happened here , right? First , a story comes out that it was a “miscalculation” for Castillo to get fired. Obviously, that came from the front office, either Jeff or Howie. Then , later in the day, it came out that on the day Banner left, Howie got a 5 year extension. That came from Reid’s camp, because he knew that would be met with widespread derision by Eagles fans( justifiably so); now we know that all seasons from now until 2022 ( assuming his 2017 draft affects the next 5 years or so) are over and that the Eagles are the Jaguars for the next decade. But this next 8 weeks has Buddy Ryan vs. Norman Braman written all over it; he may have to fire Reid in the next few days or thisd thing will become a real circus.

  • JohnGiam

    I dont want to hear another word about the players or the coaching staff. Not a single word! when the foundation is terrible, the structure inevitably comes crashing down, and our foundation is pathetic. The Only person that should be fired is Jeffrey Lurie. we wont ever hoist a trophy, until he sells the team. Like everything in life, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR! The eagles share the top spot with the Jaguars for team most under the salary cap. How can any fan tell me that it is acceptable, for the team to have pocketed 20million dollars that we could be spending on talent to help us go to war week in and week out? We could have 20million dollars worth of better players, and competant back ups right now, but we dont! I used to blame Joe Banner, especially when roseman pulled the hat over our eyes when he was just handing away money left and right to our veterans…but then we saw the season, and the slary cap reports came out..and its the same ol story that has happened every single year since Lurie has owned the team, the eagles always have a ridiculous amount of money left that could be spent on players, but is just swept under the rugs. You think its a coincidence that the Falcons, texans and 49ers are the teams with the least amount of cap space left? Those front offices Paid for a great team. We paid for the jaguars, and thats exactly what we have gotten on the field. and this has gone on the entire time that Banner and Roseman were here, its just that back in the day Reid was ahead of his peers and was basically a miracle worker who overachieved! Just think about how great some of our teams were when we were going to all those conference finals. Sure we were the favorite going into most of those games and lost…but Imagine how good we could have been, if just once the owner spent money like it was actually an all in football year? 2 different GM’s, same story! Both GM’s are nerdy, numbers crunchers with zero experience in the game of football, who both never even came close to spending money as if it was an all in football year. That tells me the blame lies with LURIE!

    we say that Reid is in charge of picking the players, and has the final say…thats probably true, but I guarentee you that andy reid isnt the one decided to short change him 20million dollars worth of talent, in the year that he is coaching for his JOB! There isnt a coach in the world that loves his players so much, and is soo confident in his guys, that tells a GM or Owner…no thanks, save your 20million dollars. I dont want any more talent. Thanks but no thanks!

    Im disgusted that Lurie held that press conference acting like he felt our pain and was with us. 8-8 is unacceptable? really? cause you paid for 5-11, so where do you get off saying 8-8 is unacceptable? You are making 20million dollars more then you are supposed to be making. why hasnt a single reporter ever ask andy reid this after a game they lost: Hey Andy, what do you think this team could look like with 20million dollars more worth of talent? or how about: How do you feel about being 20million dollars short of talent in an “all in” superbowl year when you are coaching for your job? Im not even an andy reid appologist. Im a realist…and in reality, we are told every single year that this is an all in superbowl year, and nothing short of a superbowl is acceptable, yet we spend money like the jaxonville jaguars. Hey Lurie, andy is no longer the miracle worker that masked the fact that you shortchange this city’s team every single year, while you act like you want to win. This year, you are making 20 million dollars more, then the gazillions of dollars that you were supposed to be making. You wasted 20million dollars worth of talent, and put it in your pocket…how much would you short change us if you didnt care about winning! I WILL NEVER GO TO ANOTHER GAME OR BUY A NEW PIECE OF EAGLE APPAREL UNTIL WE ARE IN THE TOP 5 IN MOST MONEY SPENT in the league, instead of the bottom 2 with the jaxonville friggin jaguars! Has andy reid done a good job this year? NO!!! but I would love to see what Andy could have done with some of these players, plus 20million dollars more worth of talent. I would love to see what andy could have done with this team had he had the commitment from his owner that the coaches of the falcons, niners, and texans got from their owner. We have an owner who thinks we are such a great team, that we can win a superbowl by spending about 15million dollars less then every other team. Roseman acted like he was different from Banner by paying our veterans, and making them happy..but that was just an illusion. Reality is he sacraficed our depth and our special teams so that he could pay the veterans..So if this is the 1st year that you actually had a decent draft, you only have 1 player drafted from last year making an impact, and you didnt spend money on a single back up besides King and Bell….then of course your special teams will be pathetic, and of course your season will come spiraling out of control as soon as you suffer injuries. I also read reports that wqe have a general manager who created a horrible working environment in which he does not allow his coaches ANY CONTACT with the scouts, to the point where they stand on opposite sides of the field during practice.. Can Reid, his assistance,the players be doing a better job? absolutely……but in the end, like everything else in life, you get exactly what you pay for. nothing more, nothing less! Lurie paid for the Jaguars, so thats exactly what the fans are watching on the field! Im sorry, but Im not gonna crucify andy reid, when he starts the season 20million dollars worth of talent behind the falcons, texans, niners, giants, patriots.

    The days of Lurie fooling us is over! I would really appreciate it if a single reporter actually asked the players, howie, andy reid how they feel about going to war with 20million dollars less of talent and firepower then the teams at the top of the division. If Lurie wants to fire Reid because he can no longer work miracles and cover up the fact that Lurie has been stealing from this fanbase, Fine….Buts atleast, lets all get it out in the open first, and not allow lurie to fool us for another season. Before andy reid is FIred, the reporters in this town need to make it their responsibility to get these FACTS out in the open, asking players, coaches, fans on the street, how they feel about being lied and shortchanged by an owner for over a decade. We had some great teams when we were losing in the conference finals. Imagine how great we could have been if our owner had actually paid for a great team, instead of andy reid overachieving and masking the owners theivery? we been beating the players and coaches like a dead horse. we asked every question we could have possibly asked them, about a million times….time to start asking questions about the salary cap, and lack of commitment by the owner who sure does talk a good game. If this doesnt get out in the open, if the reporters dont start making noise about this, and making EVERYONE in america aware of these facts before REID is fired…Then Reid will be fired, we will have a new coach, and nothing will change. we are being lied to and misled. Its up to the fans, and reporters to make this very clear, and it has to happen before Reid is fired, or nothjing will change and we will be locked into another decade of close but no cigar, AT BEST!!!

    Sorry for the long rant, but I would love to hear fan feedback about this, since no reporter will address it! If I was a reporter, after last nights game ended, and already asking the same questions for the past two seasons, the only things I would have even asked andy was his feelings on the salary cap, and how he feels about being shortchanged 20million worth of talent in a year that he is coaching for his job! Just like the banner regime, the eagles never come close to spending the most they could do really be “all in”. how can you be “all in” when you spent less then 30 other teams, and spend 20million dollars less then the great teams who are competing for a superbowl?…A GM that saved 20million dollars in a superbowl or bust season got a contract extension? That tells me all I need to know about Jeffrey Lurie. we wont win a thing until he sells the team..and I vow to never give this organization another penny until they are in the top 5 in money spent! after over a decade of short changing, would be so curious to know what reid could do, spending the money that the other teams spend on talent. Its really sad that he has been here 14 seasons, and not once have we gotten the chance to find out!

    • Bob A

      I’m not sure spending to the cap would have been the solution. Look at the money they DID spend. Vince Young, Ronnie Brown,Asomugha, Babin, extension for Cole, Herremans, Vick. When they spent money on a big free agent , it was wasted. Roseman could spend to the cap, but he would still be Roseman, that is, a guy that doesn’t evaluate talent very well. I think it’s fine to spend to the cap, but I’m dubious that anyone with the Eagles could spend it on anyone who could play.