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Report: Eagles’ Halting Search For Personnel Director

No, this isn’t Philadelphia Eagles’ Depot. But it’s a notable story because as was reported a few days ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brandon Hunt was interviewed for this job. Now, according to Eagles Scouting Nest, the team will not fill their personnel position until after April’s Draft.

The job, according to Scouting Nest, would be to lead the scouting department. Reportedly, the Eagles are waiting until after the draft when teams are less “reluctant” to let their people interview, though Art Rooney II confirmed Hunt had an interview with the Eagles during Senior Bowl week.

Hunt is the Steelers’ Pro Personnel Coordinator and has been with the team since 2010. As we noted, he plays a large role in monitoring free agents and potential ones in the NFL and other leagues. His work was evident this year with the team brining in the likes of Chris Boswell, Fitzgerald Toussaint, and Jordan Todman. He could even be linked to players like Alejandro Villanueva, signed to a futures deal in January of 2014.

Losing Hunt could mark as the only notable change in the Steelers’ organization, a great sign of stability from an organization that prides itself on it. There has been no turnover on the coaching staff and little, if any, in the scouting department. Todd Haley reportedly told teams he was not interested in a head coaching gig, Mike Munchak was never publicly looked at, and Shaun Sarrett seems destined to stay for at least another year. For whatever it’s worth, the scouts I saw at the Senior Bowl were familiar faces; Hunt, Mark Bruener, Chidi Iwuoma, Mark Gorsack, and Steve Meyer.


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