New Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has been busy overhauling the club's scouting department this week. On Thursday, Philadelphia hired former Browns general manager Phil Savage as a player personnel consultant. And apparently Savage has already been on the job.
"I’ve always admired the work Phil Savage has done,” Roseman said in a statement. “And after spending time with him this past year, I realized how well we could work together. Phil is an excellent talent evaluator and having an extra set of eyes for us to utilize will definitely help our scouting staff as we prepare for the draft. He’s spent time working on the 2010 draft class already, so [player personnel director] Ryan [Grigson] and I thought it is was a slam dunk when the opportunity was there for us to add him to our staff.”
Added Savage: "This is a great opportunity for me to get back in the NFL. I’m really excited about the role the Eagles have afforded me and I’m ready to help Howie and the rest of their scouting staff in the best way I possibly can."
Savage, 44, spent nine seasons with the Ravens before joining the Browns. He was the toast of the town in Cleveland after landing quarterback Brady Quinn via a draft-day trade, but things soured in a hurry. He'll bring some much-needed experience to a scouting staff that is now led by the 34-year-old Roseman.