The Eagles put a new man at at the top of the management food chain on Friday.
The Eagles named Howie Roseman as the team’s new general manager.
Roseman has spent that past 11 seasons with the Birds moving up within the organization. He served as the team’s vice president of player personnel for the past two seasons.
Roseman steps into the GM role left vacant by Tom Heckert who moved onto Cleveland.
"All of this is really exciting for me," said Roseman. "I can't wait to get started."
As general manager, Roseman is expected to work closely with head coach Andy Reid in the player personnel department. He’ll also be asked to handle both college and pro scouting staffs, organize draft meetings and the draft board, and assist in piecing together the team’s roster throughout the year.
The Eagles know Roseman and he knows the Birds. Since joining the team in 2000 as a member of the salary cap/staff counsel, Roseman quickly elevated to director of football administration by 2003.
"I was fortunate to have people take me under their wing," he explained. "I know about the [salary] cap, I think I know the league, and I know about the college draft. I can evaluate players, so hopefully going forward I can show all those things."
He was later promoted to vice president of football administration in 2006 where he worked with the personnel department to evaluate players both in the NFL and for the draft. He also was the teams rep on contract, salary cap and other player personnel matters.