Another team was reportedly interested in hiring Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry.
The Eagles said … "Nope!"
The Cleveland Browns had already requested permission to interview Berry for their vacant GM job and and the Panthers did the same, according to reports.
But it looks like the Eagles would like to keep Berry in house. They can't stop him from taking the Browns' job but they can make sure he doesn't bolt for Carolina in what might have been a promotion but not in title.
In Cleveland, Berry and Vikings assistant general manager George Paton are believed to be two top candidates for the job and both are expected to interview this week, according to Cleveland.com. According to that report, Berry and Kevin Stefanski "developed a good relationship" during the Browns' coaching search last year. The Browns finally hired Stefanski this offseason.
Berry, 32, has been with the Eagles less than a year, but he's very well thought of inside the NovaCare Complex. When the Eagles hired Berry last February, he didn't replace anyone; they just wanted to bring a young, bright mind into the building.
Before joining the Eagles, Berry was the Browns' vice president of player personnel from 2016-18. Before that, he spent seven seasons with the Colts, beginning as a scouting assistant and ending as pro scouting coordinator.
A fast-riser in the football world, Berry is Harvard-educated. He had a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's in computer science. He was also a starting cornerback at Harvard for four years.
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Eagles shut down Panther's request to interview Andrew Berry originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia