General manager Howie Roseman hired a new right-hand man Wednesday, naming Tom Gamble vice president of player personnel.
Roseman has as much responsibility in the day-to-day operation as any top executive in the NFL. Hiring Gamble, who was a candidate for multiple general manager openings in January, gives Roseman an experienced and successful first lieutenant.
"Since Ryan Grigson left to become the general manager of the Colts, we've been looking for the right person to fill his spot, and we are excited about what Tom can bring to the team," said Roseman. "He's not only a talented evaluator but also a good man and the type of person you want as a part of your team."
Gamble, whose father Harry Gamble was team president of the Eagles from 1986-95, worked for eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. For the past two years, he was director of player personnel in San Francisco.
"I would like to thank Tom for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the past eight seasons," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "He has played an instrumental role within our personnel department and is a true professional in every sense of the word. As a friend, I will always appreciate the relationship we have, and wish him and his family all the best."
Tom Gamble has been in the NFL for 25 years as an assistant coach and scout. He broke into the league as a scouting assistant with the Eagles in 1988.
He will report directly to Roseman and help oversee college and pro personnel scouting efforts and player acquisition.