Eagles Expected To Interview Sheldon White

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Another name has emerged in Chip Kelly’s search for a new personnel executive: Sheldon White.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Eagles are expected to interview White, who has spent the past six years as the Detroit Lions’ vice president of player personnel. White has been with the Lions for 18 seasons, first starting out as a scout in 1997.

Here’s a description of White’s roles from the team’s Web site:

In his current capacity as Lions Vice President of Pro Personnel, White is involved in all player personnel matters and remains in constant communication with general manager Martin Mayhew, president Tom Lewand and head coach Jim Caldwell, as well as agents, the coaching staff, trainers, the media department, equipment managers, and the finance department regarding personnel transactions. He heads a team of personnel scouts that are responsible for evaluating all of the players in the National Football League, including the current Lions roster, and is also in charge of tryouts and visits for potential additional signings. White runs the free agent meetings, plays a key role in free agency and is an integral part of the draft process. He is also involved with the negotiating process, providing detailed reports on pro and college prospects, and has negotiated high round draft choices and selected free agents. Additionally, White runs a scouting internship program for prospective scouts during training camp and is in charge of the seasonal interns. Finally, he is responsible for the Lions official daily transactions and ensures that the team is in compliance with the NFL Player Personnel rules and regulations.

White, a former defensive back, spent six years in the NFL as a player. He played his college ball at Miami (Ohio).

White is the second candidate to be mentioned in connection with the Eagles’ opening. The first was an internal candidate, Ed Marynowitz.


The Bills have requested permission to interview Pat Shurmur, a league source confirms to Tim.

The Washington Post was first with the report.

Shurmur has already interviewed for the Oakland Raiders’ opening.