Eagles Hire Former Browns GM Phil Savage as Consultant

Written By Bob Cunningham On Thursday, February 04, 2010

Phil Savage should be a good addition for the 2010 draft.

In what seems to be an effort to help brand new GM Howie Roseman transition more smoothly into his role, the Philadelphia Eagles have gone out and hired former Cleveland Browns GM Phil Savage as a "Player Personnel Consultant."

I've never heard of such a position, and it sounds made up on the spot, but it's of no consequence. No matter what his title is, his job description will be to work closely with Roseman and help him with all the nuances of scouting NFL talent.

"I've always admired the work Phil Savage has done," said Roseman. "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 Ryan (Grigson, director of Player Personnel) and I thought it is was a slam dunk when the opportunity was there for us to add him to our staff."

Savage wasn't exactly a success as the Browns GM, but it was widely rumored that Savage did not enjoy his job. He did not want to deal with all of the day-to-day troubles of being a GM and would instead spend his time out on the road evaluating college players.

For all of his failures, he did have some very successful draft picks. Joe Thomas, Josh Cribbs, and Kellen Winslow all come to mind.

Savage may not be on board with the Eagles throughout the entire 2010 season, but his presence should be a great help to Roseman as he embarks on his first draft as the Eagles' GM.

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