Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Eagles hire Tom Gamble as VP of Player Personnel

PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles have hired Tom Gamble to be the team’s vice president of player personnel, a role in which he will report directly to general manager Howie Roseman and work in both the college and pro personnel departments.

Gamble spent the previous eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, including the last two years as director of player personnel. During those two seasons, the 49ers reached the NFC Championship Game (2011) and the Super Bowl (2012), while earning 18 combined Pro Bowl selections.

“Since Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the Colts, we’ve been looking for the right person to fill his spot and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team,” Roseman said. “He’s not only a talented evaluator, but also a good man and the type of person you want as a part of your team.

"Tom and I have had a great relationship over the years and I know he’s excited to come home. He had a great run in San Francisco and they have been very successful over the last few years. He will jump right in with our group and get working on free agency and the draft.”

A native of Haddonfield, N.J., Gamble is the son of Harry Gamble, who was president of the Eagles from 1986-95. Gamble's father was also a head coach at the University of Pennsylvania and at Lafayette College before joining the Eagles as an assistant coach in 1981.

Tom Gamble has 25 years of NFL experience, including work in both college and pro scouting, contract negotiation and even a stint in the coaching ranks. He originally entered the NFL as an assistant in the Eagles personnel department in 1988. He remained in Philadelphia through 1994, serving as a college scouting administrator, area scout, contract negotiator and later as the director of pro scouting.

Following his stint in Philadelphia, Gamble worked for the New York Jets as a defensive assistant/quality control coach from 1995-96. He became a pro scout for the Baltimore Ravens in 1997 before joining the Indianapolis Colts as a college scout from 1998-2004 where he worked under Bill Polian.

The 49-year-old Gamble has helped build 11 playoff teams – five with Indianapolis, four with Philadelphia and two with San Francisco.

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