Eagles add front office exectuive to assist Roseman

Maybe Jeff Lurie and the Eagles aren’t as high on Howie Roseman as previously thought.

The team announced Wednesday that it had hired Tom Gamble as vice-president of player personnel. Gamble, whom the Eagles pursued last season, will serve under Roseman and head the college and pro scouting departments. Basically, he’s Roseman’s right-hand man in the front office.

“He’s got extensive experience both in college and the pro side,” Roseman said in a conference call. “He’s been on the road, developing relationships with people at college campuses across the country. He’s also been in the office. He’s been part of successful winning organizations.”

Gamble spent the last eight seasons in San Francisco, including the past two years as director of player personnel. He oversaw 18 combined Pro Bowl selections, while the 49ers reached the Super Bowl in 2012.

“I would like to thank Tom for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the past eight seasons,” said 49ers GM Trent Baalke. “He has played an instrumental role within our personnel department, and is a true professional in every sense of the word.”

Gamble’s hiring is a homecoming of sorts, as he spent four years with the Eagles as an assistant in the player personnel department. His father, Harry Gamble, served as Eagles president under Buddy Ryan.

Gamble’s vast experience at evaluating talent, something Roseman lacks, indicates that he was brought here to be more than just a pretty face. He will have input.

“I’m excited to get him next door and be connected to his office, and go from there,” Roseman said.

Philadelphia Eagles v Seattle Seahawks
Tom Gamble will be Howie Roseman’s right-hand man, but should the Eagles GM also be looking over his shoulder?

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Sprint and T-Mobile offer further price discounts

Sprint unveiled a plan on Thursday that gives subscribers access to unlimited data for $60 a month, the industry's cheapest unlimited data offering.

National

Hundreds pay it forward at Florida Starbucks in…

The spontaneous chain of kindness continued for about 11 hours, totaling 457 transactions by the time it ended.

National

Weather system east of Caribbean could turn into…

An area of low pressure located east of the Caribbean Sea has a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm in the next 48 hours, U.S. forecasters…

National

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental…

An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with…

Movies

Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is both…

The high school football saga "When the Game Stands Tall" fumbles around for a focus while Jim Caviezel offers the most low-key coach in history.

Movies

Girlfriend in a coma: Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz is the best cheerleader "If I Stay" could ask for. As the star of the film adaptation of the successful YA novel…

The Word

The Word: Summer lovin' for Zac Efron and…

Ah, the summer romance. So intense, so fleeting. With Labor Day fast approaching, it should come as little surprise that the incredibly surprising romance between…

The Word

The Word: The Zac Efron-Michelle Rodriguez summer fling…

  Ah, the summer romance. So intense, so fleeting. With Labor Day fast approaching, it should come as little surprise that the incredibly surprising romance…

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…