Eagles Hire Ex-Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell

The Eagles announced a host of hires and changes to their personnel department on Thursday. Among the newcomers: Former Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell, who is listed as a “personnel executive.” The Eagles also promoted Catherine Raiche to VP of Football Operations. With the move, the 32-year-old is now the highest-ranking female in NFL personnel history. 

Caldwell got canned by the Jags in November following a loss that knocked them down to 1-10. The decision wasn’t a shocker, but the timing was a surprise — most figured the Jaguars would ride out the lost season and start from scratch in January. Caldwell was in the midst of his eighth season with the team, which was largely bumpy. After his hire of Gus Bradley and drafting of Blake Bortles didn’t work out, he was essentially demoted when the team hired Tom Coughlin to run football ops. Then, Coughlin was kicked out. But, when Caldwell took the helm again, the team was without many of its stars, including Jalen Ramsey.

Before joining the Birds in 2019, Raiche spent five years in the Canadian Football League and served in top roles for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes. Now, she’ll hold a top position encompassing scouting, contracts, and player development.

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