Eagles promote Rick Mueller, make scouting changes

Eagles promote Rick Mueller, make scouting changes
June 4, 2014, 10:30 am
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The Eagles promoted Rick Mueller, seen here working for the Saints in 2008, to director of player personnel on Wednesday. (AP)

The Eagles on Wednesday announced several changes in their front office and scouting staff, including Rick Mueller’s promotion to director of player personnel and the hiring of a former NFL player to evaluate pro personnel.

Mueller, who spent the past two seasons as player personnel executive, will coordinate all aspects of the pro scouting department, with an emphasis on preparations for the free-agent signing period and advance scouting of opponents.

Before joining the Eagles prior to the 2012 season, Mueller had spent eight seasons with the Saints, starting as director of player personnel before his promotion to vice president of player personnel. He started his scouting career with the Jaguars in 1994, starting as a college scout and working his way up to director of college scouting. In 2009, Mueller was the vice president and general manager of all four UFL teams.

Mike Bradway, a regional scout for the past three years and son of Jets personnel executive Terry Bradway, was promoted to assistant director of college scouting. Bradway will now work closer with college scouting director Anthony Patch in preparing for the NFL draft along with scouting the country’s top college prospects.

Bradway, from Linwood, N.J., broke in with the Eagles in 2008 as a college scouting assistant before being named the team’s college scouting coordinator in 2010.

The college scouting coordinator role now belongs to Matt Lindsey, who joined the Eagles in 2013 as a scouting intern. He worked with Eagles assistant director of player personnel Ed Marynowitz as a student recruiting assistant for all four years of his collegiate tenure at the University of Alabama.

Also promoted in the scouting department were Brad Obee and Ryan Myers. Obee goes from Northeast regional scout to Southwest regional scout, replacing Andy Speyer, who left for a scouting job with the Buccaneers. Obee’s former spot goes to Myers, who will scout the Northeast after serving as a pro scout in 2013.

Obee started off with the Eagles in 2009 as a player personnel intern before being named pro scout the next season. Myers spent seven years with the 49ers (2005-2011) in various roles, including pro personnel scout. He also scouted for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions and was the director of player personnel for the Kansas City Command of the AFL.

New to the scouting department is Joe Hastings, a former 49ers wideout who was hired as a pro personnel assistant.

Hastings spent most of the 2011 season on the 49ers’ practice squad before being activated for the final regular-season game. He signed with San Francisco as a rookie free agent out of Washburn. He also played with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL in 2012. Hastings retired after an offseason stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2013.

Also promoted in the front office were salary cap specialist Jake Rosenberg and security chief Dom DiSano. Rosenberg goes to director of football administration after serving as manager of football administration. He’s been with the team since 2012. DiSano was promoted to vice president of team security after spending the last three years as director of team security.

“We are excited to be able to bolster our football operations with these recent moves,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “We have talked so much about the process of scouting, drafting and signing players that are the right fit for the Philadelphia Eagles and all of these guys have played and will continue to play a vital role in that process.”

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