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NFL Staff Notes: Eagles, Warren, Bears, Chiefs

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This weekend, the Eagles announced several title changes and latest hires of their personnel and operations departments. Philadelphia lost six staffers this offseason.

Among the Eagles’ corresponding moves we haven’t yet covered are as follows. Former-senior director of football transactions Bryce Johnston was promoted to vice chairman of football transactions and strategic planning. Former-assistant of analytics James Gilman was promoted to director of football analytics. Former-senior pro scout Jeff Scott was promoted to director of football operations. Former-football analytics coordinator Jon Liu was promoted to assistant director of football analytics. Former assistant strength and conditioning coach Patrick McDowell moved departments to turn out to be the player development assistant/scout. Pro scout Ameena Soliman was promoted to director of personnel operations/pro scout. Former-college scout (Northeast area) Matt Holland was promoted to senior college/pro scout.

The next are latest hires announced by the Eagles that we haven’t covered. In operations, Zach Drapkin was hired as a quantitative analyst. In scouting, Jarrod Kilburn was hired as a school/pro scout.

Listed below are just a few other staff notes from across the NFL, starting with the freshly-named Commanders:

  • Based on Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, legendary tight end and current-senior pro scout Don Warren will retire this week. Warren won three Super Bowls during his 14 seasons as a player in Washington. 13 years after his retirement from playing, Warren returned to Washington as a scout. After five years in that role, Warren joined the Panthers as a scout, where he stayed for ten years. Warren returned to Washington for the ultimate two years of his profession in 2020.
  • The Bears have hired the Chiefs’ senior data scientist, Krithi Chandrakasan, away from Kansas City to assume the role of director of football analytics in Chicago. To fill Chandrakasan’s now-vacant role, the Chiefs hired Marc Richards within the role of football research analyst, all in response to ESPN’s Seth Walder. Walder adds that Richards was a component of the winning team within the 2021 Big Data Bowl. The Big Data Bowl is an annual analytics competition for school students and professionals within the league. The competition challenges participants to spur innovations within the ever-evolving world of NFL advanced analytics.

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