Friday, January 27, 2012

Eagles make changes in personnel department

The Eagles have named Anthony Patch as Director of College Scouting and Rick Mueller as Player Personnel Executive.

“We are very pleased to promote Anthony and add Rick to our scouting staff,” said Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman. “Anthony has been one of our top talent evaluators during his tenure as a college scout, has great relationships throughout football and is an extremely hard worker. Rick brings a wealth of NFL experience while giving us a new and fresh set of eyes to evaluate incoming talent. They will both play a role in helping us prepare for this offseason of free agency and the draft.”

Patch, 33, spent the last 10 seasons in Philadelphia as a member of the Eagles scouting staff. He first joined the team in 2002 as a college scouting coordinator, was quickly promoted to college scout before being named assistant director of college scouting in 2010. In that role, he assisted Roseman and former director of player personnel and current Indianapolis GM Ryan Grigson in all facets of preparing for the college draft, while still scouting top players across the country.

Mueller is a veteran of 15 NFL seasons with New Orleans (2000-08) and Jacksonville (1994-2000). With the Saints, he served as the club’s vice president of player personnel from 2006-08 and director of player personnel from 2000-2006. He worked as the Jaguars director of college scouting (1998-2000) after a five-year stint as a college scout (1994-98). Altogether, his NFL squads have earned six playoff appearances and advanced to three conference title games.

The 44-year old Mueller most recently spent two seasons as an executive in the UFL, serving as general manager of Omaha in 2010 and as vice president and general manager for all four teams in their inaugural season of 2009. Mueller, whose brother Randy served as an NFL general manager with New Orleans and Miami and now works as a senior executive with San Diego, also has spent time in the CFL in 1993 and with the World League in 1992.

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