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The Eagles traded up in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft to snag tight end Dallas Goedert out South Dakota State DeSean Jackson Jerseys 2019 , and he was expected to a big role in Philly’s TE-friendly offense. In the week before the start of the season, offensive Coordinate Mike Groh said that they would need the rookie to be a big contributor this season — that didn’t happen. Groh said after Week 2 that they needed to work to get Goedert more involved — and on Sunday, they did.In the Eagles’ first offensive drive of the game, and in the first series led by Carson Wentz in 2018, the rookie finally snagged his first career touchdown — and the first of Wentz’s return.Goedert finished the day with seven receptions for 73 yards, and should get more opportunities with Wentz back in the game. The quarterback seemed to have confidence in the rookie tight end, and got the TE position more involved than week’s past — even if they didn’t really have a choice due to all the skill player injuries. Before Sunday’s game against the Colts, Goedert only had one reception for four yards — he almost scored during the season opener on a deep ball into the corner of the end zone Black Alshon Jeffery Jerseys , but was just out of bounds.Here’s to the first score of what should be a very lucrative first year for Goedert — and the Eagles.“He’s earned it, obviously,” said Doug Pederson regarding Goedert’s increased playing time. “He’s smart. He’s talented. We see it in practice. It’s just time to play and cut him loose a little bit and don’t keep him back. It was part of the game plan again to do that with two tight ends, three tight ends, but at the same time, as he gets more and more comfortable with the offense and find specific plays for him, he’s just going to get better and better. It’s a combination, really Alshon Jeffery Jerseys 2019 , of all those comments.” Philly has some familiar options." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Five people who could replace Joe Douglas in the Eagles’ front officeNew,60commentsPhilly has some familiar options. EDTShareTweetShareShareFive people who could replace Joe Douglas in the Eagles’ front officeKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Philadelphia Eagles lost their vice president of player personnel on Friday evening when the New York Jets officially hired Joe Douglas as their new general manager. Douglas served an important role as Philadelphia’s top personnel chief under Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman. Douglas was viewed as the “football guy” complement to Roseman’s analytical approach. With Douglas now gone, it’s up to Roseman to find his replacement. Here are some familiar options worth considering.ANDREW BERRYThe Eagles hired Berry, who previously served as the Browns’ vice president of player personnel, earlier this offseason. His current title with the Eagles is “vice president of football operations.” As such, he’s listed directly under Roseman in the “Football Operations” section in the front office listing on the Eagles’ official website. By contrast, Douglas was listed at the top of the “Scouting” section. Berry has a reputation for being an analytics guy due to his time with the Browns — not to mention graduating cum laude at Harvard — but it’s not like he lacks a “football guy” background. Berry was a three-time All-Ivy collegiate cornerback before a herniated disc ended his playing career. Berry has no less on-field experience than Douglas did.There are some signs that point to Berry having an elevated role moving forward. Albert Breer recently wrote Berry was “hired in part with expectation Douglas will be leaving.” Berry was also notably present in the Eagles’ war room based on the draft videos the team put out on their official website. It remains to be seen if the Eagles will move the 31-year-old Berry to the scouting department and/or change his title. Maybe nothing will formally change but his influence will grow now that Douglas is gone. Regardless, his name is one to keep an eye on.ANDY WEIDLWhen the Eagles hired Douglas in 2016 Black Wendell Smallwood Jerseys , they also hired Weidl to be his right hand man. Weidl originally held the title of “assistant director of player personnel” before having the “assistant” label dropped last year. Perhaps that change was made in anticipation of eventually losing Douglas. One would think Douglas would prefer to bring Weidl with him to New York. Of course, the Eagles can deny Weidl from leaving assuming he’s still under contract. Philadelphia might want to promote Weidl to the title Douglas used to hold. The Eagles value promoting from within so Weidl could be a natural Douglas replacement. The Pittsburgh native has “football guy” experience after playing college football at Villanova. RYAN GRIGSONHere’s a name that won’t excite Eagles fans due to the way Grigson ultimately flamed out in Indianapolis. Prior to becoming the Colts’ general manager, though, Grigson served under Roseman in Philly. He held the following titles with the Eagles:2004-2005: Western regional scout2006-2009: Director of college scouting2010-2011: Director of player personnelIt’s also worth noting Grigson overlapped with Berry on the Browns in 2017. Grigson is currently serving as a “senior football consultant” with the Seahawks. Maybe Seattle really wants to keep him but I’d think he’d jump at a promotion by joining if the Eagles if it’s up to him. Grigson’s “football guy” experience includes some limited NFL and CFL action. BRIAN GAINEThe Houston Texans recently fired Gaine from his general manager position after only originally hiring him back in January 2018. Why would the Eagles be interested in Gaine? Well, Philadelphia did interview him back in 2015. That was back when the Eagles were looking for a top personnel guy for Chip Kelly’s regime. Kelly is obviously gone but perhaps there are some Gaine fans in the Eagles’ front office.Gaine could attempt to rehab his image as a football executive by latching on to a successful environment in Philly. His “football guy” experience involves spending time on a few NFL rosters. DANIEL JEREMIAHWait, the guy from NFL Network?Yep. Jeremiah, a former college quarterback, used to work for the Eagles as a scout.Even more interestingly Wendell Smallwood Jerseys 2019 , Jeremiah interviewed for the job that Douglas ultimately landed back in 2016. I can tell you that Roseman thinks very highly of Jeremiah. Jeremiah essentially received a promotion with NFL Network earlier this year since Mike Mayock left to be the Raiders’ general manager. Jeremiah is now filling Mayock’s old role as NFL Network’s lead draft analyst. Jeremiah, a West Coast native, could easily be content doing television and living out in the San Diego area. His name is worth mentioning because of the Roseman connection, however. OTHER CONSIDERATIONSIt’s possible the Eagles might not hire a direct Douglas replacement. Maybe they wait until down the line to fill his role. Or maybe they promote a temporary replacement (Weidl?) before that guy leaves to join Douglas’ staff with Jets next year. It’ll be interesting to see who Douglas is able to take with him to New York. Maybe the Eagles go off the board and hire someone like Scott Pioli, who recently left the Falcons. PREFERENCEIf I was controlling the Eagles, I’d interview several candidates for the Douglas role before likely landing on Weidl. He seems like a natural replacement. It could be nice to add a Grigson type to then help fill out the scouting staff under Weidl.