Notes: Eagles To Interview Hunt For Personnel Job

Plus, why Fletcher Cox is excited to potentially play in a 4-3 defense.

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

The Eagles have received permission to interview the Steelers’ Brandon Hunt for the director of player personnel opening. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette first reported the news, while CSN Philly’s Derrick Gunn added that the interview will occur on Friday.

Hunt is Pittsburgh’s pro personnel coordinator and has been with the Steelers since 2010, when he replaced Doug WhaleyTom Donahoe is currently the Eagles’ senior director of player personnel, and was added after vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz was fired along with Chip Kelly.

Hunt broke into the league as a Steelers scouting department intern for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, and was a pro scout for the Texans for two years before returning to Pittsburgh. When’s Albert Breer wrote last month about future NFL general managers, he included Hunt in the “On The Way Up” category.

Hunt graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and was a four-year starter at guard and center for the football team. As a senior captain, he earned first-team All-PSAC and All-Region honors at guard.

Tim wrote this morning about how the Eagles are ramping up their search for a new personnel head at the Senior Bowl in hopes of hiring someone around the time of the Super Bowl. He mentioned former Browns vice president of player personnel Morocco Brown, former Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik and Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith as possible candidates.

Cox Would Be ‘So Excited’ To Play In A 4-3

The Eagles’ Dave Spadaro caught up with Fletcher Cox today to discuss a few topics, including the defense potentially returning to a 4-3.

“I would be pumped, so excited, if we go back to a 4-3,” Cox said. “That’s what the Eagles drafted me to do. I love rushing the quarterback, getting off the ball and messing up offenses.”

Cox also addressed the hiring of Chris Wilson to be the Eagles’ new defensive line coach. Wilson was Cox’s defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Mississippi State during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

“He helped me tremendously. He helped me a whole lot,” Cox said. “He made me a better man, first of all. He’s real big on that part of it. He wants everyone to be accountable and he wants everyone to be the best they can be on gameday. He will push us every day. When I was in college, he pushed every player in the room every day and we saw the benefits.

“I know what type of guy he is and I have no doubt that it’s going to work out for us. We’re going to be a better defensive line with him here. He loves the game of football and he loves working with guys and helping them grow on and off the field. Whatever the Eagles ask him to do, he will do it. I know that he’s been waiting for this moment to come to the NFL and he’s going to be ready for it.”