Report: Eagles Target Douglas For Personnel Job

The Bears' college scouting director previously spent 15 years in Baltimore.

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)

UPDATE: Geoff Mosher tweeted out a few updates.

Original Story

The Eagles have requested — and were granted — permission to interview Bears college scouting director Joe Douglas for their open personnel job, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Douglas is reportedly being considered for a “vice president position” that would oversee the team’s professional and college scouting departments.

Biggs says that while “it’s not a foregone conclusion” Douglas will get the job, “he’s believed to be a very strong candidate.” He also confirmed something that has become increasingly clear recently in Philadelphia: the job would be “under” Howie Roseman.

Before Chicago hired him in 2015, Douglas spent 15 years in Baltimore, including 2012-2015 when he was the team’s national scout. Before jumping to Baltimore’s pro personnel department in 2000, Douglas started 45 consecutive games at tackle during his collegiate career at Richmond.

As Tim reported when the Eagles suspended their search in February, they met with about six candidates before the draft, including NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah and Pittsburgh’s Brandon Hunt. According to Biggs, the Eagles considered Douglas for their college scouting director job last year before the Bears hired him.

When he was in Baltimore, Douglas was credited with pushing Joe Flacco as a regional scout. According to his official Bears biography, Douglas was also a “key contributor” in the Ravens drafting C.J. Mosley, Lardarius Webb and Marshal Yanda.