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Monday, January 11, 2010
Report: Eagles to name Roseman GM

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

The Eagles will promote Howie Roseman to general manager to replace the departing Tom Heckert, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Heckert is expected to be named the general manager for the Browns this week.

Heckert has been the Eagles' general manager since 2006, and he's well-liked within the scouting profession. In recent years, Eagles president Joe Banner has become a huge supporter of Roseman's, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. Roseman had been serving as vice president of player personnel. Heckert and Roseman were able to function together, but they have different approaches.

Heckert was outgoing and he loved getting to know the players and spending time with coaches. Roseman's a little more like Banner in that he will take more of a clinical approach to acquiring players. I know players such as tight end Brent Celek really appreciated the fact that Heckert fought for them when it came to contract extensions. This isn't a huge change because Andy Reid and Banner always had more power than Heckert, but it's something to monitor as the Eagles head into the offseason.