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Eagles may replace Joe Douglas from within organization

Joe Douglas, Eagles

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has given the team depth on its roster, and he says it has depth in the front office too.

They will need it now.

Roseman hinted strongly on Monday that the Eagles will fill Joe Douglas’ role internally. Douglas, who spent the last three years as the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel, accepted the Jets’ general manager position on Friday.

We’re very fortunate we have a lot of talented people in this building and we prepared for the day we were going to lose someone,” Roseman said Monday. “We certainly did not want to lose Joe. Joe’s just been a great asset to us and a great resource, but we are deep. We are deep in the front office.”

The Eagles have two logical candidates in vice president of football operations Andrew Berry and director of player personnel Andy Weidl. If the Eagles look to promote someone in the scouting department, Weidl is the logical choice.

Weidl could be due for a promotion with the Eagles and has ties with Douglas that go back over a decade. Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Weidl and Douglas worked together in the Baltimore Ravens front office from 2005 to 2015.

He could go with Douglas to New York in a new role or remain in Philadelphia, and potentially become the new Executive Vice President of Player Personnel.

Berry is likely the front-runner to replace Douglas, coming to the Eagles from the Browns after he was part of the brass that selected Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb in the draft last season.