This headline certainly isn’t for the casual fan. But we are in the post-draft part of the NFL season, a time where front office and scouting staffs see quite a bit of turnover.
Brandon Hunt, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Pro Personnel Coordinator, was reportedly in the running for a promotion in the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office. He interviewed during the Senior Bowl for a spot as the director of player personnel.
On Monday, the Eagles appeared to fill that vacancy by hiring scout Joe Douglas for the position and regional scout Andy Weidl to be his assistant. That should take Hunt out of the running for the job and keep him in Pittsburgh, where he’s been with the team full-time since 2010. He helps find and evaluate free agents during the season, likely responsible for bringing in players like Fitzgerald Toussaint and Chris Boswell. During training camp and the season, he is often the individual he makes the call to players to announce they are going to be signed.
There haven’t appeared to be any changes among the Steelers’ front office or scouting staff since the draft. No formal announcements by the team, rumors, or changes to the names on the team’s website.
Follow Dan Hatman’s tracker at Inside The Pylon for the moves made across the league and if anything changes in Pittsburgh.