Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl is leaving the team for a job as assistant general manager with the Pittsburgh Steelers, an NFL source confirmed Tuesday night.
Weidl is a Pittsburgh native who started his career in the Steelers front office. He was a candidate for the Steelers general manager position this offseason, which was released by a Kevin Colbert who retired after the draft. Instead, Weidl will join their team as a No. 2 under Steelers manager Omar Khan. The NFL Network was the first to report the news.
The former Villanova center and Baltimore Ravens scout spent six years with the Eagles, including three as the team’s senior personnel under general manager Howie Roseman. In this position, Weidl has played a major role in the team’s assessment projects over the past few years.
Weidl’s departure is the latest in a series of front office changes for the Eagles this offseason. They lost their two co-directors of player personnel, with Ian Cunningham taking an assistant general manager position with the Chicago Bears and Brandon Brown joining the New York Giants front office under the same title. Former Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche served as an assistant general manager in Cleveland, working with her predecessor in the role, Browns general manager Andrew Berry.
In total, the Eagles have now lost four members of the front office to assistant GM jobs, a position they do not have on their team. Earlier this month, they interviewed Senior Bowl manager Jim Nagy and Steelers director of professional scouting Brandon Hunt for their front office vacancies, according to The Inquirer’s Jeff Mclane and Josh Tolentino.
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“We’ve lost a lot of really good people, and we still have a lot of really good people,” Roseman said after the draft. “Obviously because of that we’re going to have to keep making additions and keep building this group. I think we have a good process for that. I think we’re in a situation where we want to keep growing the skills in construction.
The Eagles also cut ties with two front office members close to Weidl after the draft. They fired his brother Casey and let his longtime mentor Tom Donahoe go after his contract expired a few days later.
Casey Weidl served as director of scouting operations for the team for two seasons and worked in the Eagles personnel department for six years. Donahoe, a former Buffalo Bills general manager, had been a senior staff adviser to the Eagles since the 2012 offseason. team selected Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Milton Williams.
Jeff McLane contributed to this report.