According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, there is some confusion around the league in regards to Howie Roseman’s new role with the Eagles and the team’s new front office structure.
Following the regular season, Roseman lost control over the team’s 53-man roster to HC Chip Kelly, in what was seen as a clear demotion for the Eagles executive.
However, McLane reports that Roseman still scouted practices, organized prospects meetings, and even met with agents for free agent players in the past week.
According to more than a half-dozen agents that have spoken to McLane, there is now confusion as to who will be handling negotiations with free agent players this offseason.
As of now, Eagles’ director of football administration Jake Rosenberg has been meeting with agents of free agent players and has been handling the extension talks with WR Jeremy Maclin.
Interestingly enough, two agents have told McLane that Kelly gave them his phone to contact him now that he’s in charge of player personnel, even though the expectation is that Roseman would handle negotiations this offseason.
The Eagles’ front office situation could be the reason why a few candidates elected to now interview with for the team’s GM vacancy.
McLane writes that Roseman could “aggressively pursue” a different opportunity next year, or even wait and see what happens with the team’s new power structure.