The Eagles lose another high-ranking front office executive

The Eagles lose another high-ranking front office executive

The Philadelphia EaglesBrain drain continues.

Vice President of Football Operations, Kathryn Reich, is the latest member of Philly’s exodus from the front office. She is assigned to a “high-ranking role” with Cleveland Brownsaccording to Akron Beacon Magazine.

The Eagles originally hired Raîche in July 2019. They overlapped with current Browns general manager Andrew Berry, who previously held the same vice president of football operations, for several months before leaving for Cleveland.

The Eagles were in danger of losing Raîche earlier this season when she gave an interview with Minnesota VikingsGeneral Manager vacancy. Philly would have had two third-round picks as compensation They would have left if they had hired but in the end they went in a different direction. Vikes has already hired former Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. So, perhaps, Raîche will fill in his Cleveland departure.

On the one hand, people should be happy with Raouche’s progress. You’ve become the highest-ranking personnel executive in Philly NFL history, and now you’re likely to come closer to a full GM title.

On the other hand, the Eagles lose another key member of their front desk without any compensation.

in january, lost bird manager player Ian Cunningham to bears. Chicago hired him as assistant general manager.

in february, Bird lost personnel manager Brandon Brown for giants. New York appointed him to the position of Assistant General Manager.

The Eagles were so upset about the timing of those departures that they suggested changing a decision to not allow minor football executives to leave for new teams until distance The NFL Project. The decision ended up passing but any damage to the Eagles was already done.

Losing Cunningham, Brown and Reich in a relatively short time frame could not be ideal for Philly. The losses may not stop there. Vice President of the Eagles team for the individual player Andy Weddell is thought to be the ‘lucky one’ to Pittsburgh SteelersGeneral Manager vacancy with Kevin Colbert stepping down. Since the draft is out, we’ll likely hear some news about Steelers’ GM research in the near future.

Jeffrey Lowery specifically yelled at Weddell, Cunningham, Brown, and Reich during a January 2021 news conference as the Eagles owner was talking about Philly’s front desk. This is what he said at the time:

[…] We have about five people in our organization who can now envision that they are going to be general managers in this league, and he’s constantly replenishing, whether it’s John Dorsey or Jeremiah Washburn, the list goes on. I don’t want to leave anyone outside.

But we have a real strong core with Andy Weddell, Ian Cunningham, Catherine Reich and Brandon Brown. One of the jobs of a general manager is to attract really good people and CEOs around him because it is not just for one person. There were errors. There are errors, but what I have to look at is the process and I have to look at the performance over time but most importantly I have to look at the process. If we don’t identify the top players before selecting in the draft, that’s a problem. If we’re selecting the best players but we’re two, three, four, five choices ahead of us, that’s also part of the evaluation. This is part of understanding the process. Understand the details. […]

It’s definitely nice to see other teams coveting the Eagles CEOs. But Howie Roseman will be tasked with more renovations. It remains to be seen who will climb after a number of major losses. former Jacksonville Jaguars Dave Caldwell could be a name worth watching. The former mention of Laurie of Jeremiah Wasbourne, who holds a hybrid front office/training position with his nickname ‘Managing Player Affairs/Senior Defensive Assistant’, might bode well for him. Eagles can also look to do some poaching themselves and set some outside assignments.

The Eagles typically announce front office adjustments in the post-NFL Draft each year. It was late May when they did it in 2021. Something to monitor going forward.

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