Staff Notes: Broncos, Bills, Eagles, Giants, Cardinals

The Broncos again looked to George Paton‘s former workplace to add a high-ranking staffer. They brought in longtime Vikings executive Reed Burckhardt to be their new director of player personnel, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Burckhardt was with the Vikings 13 years, and Klis adds Minnesota’s new regime wanted to retain him. The veteran Minnesota staffer ended his Vikings run as the team’s director of pro scouting. Burckhardt will follow Broncos director of football operations Kelly Kleine in relocating from Minnesota to Denver under Paton and join assistant GM Darren Mougey as the team’s top Paton lieutenants.

Here are the latest post-draft front office and coaching staff changes:

  • After hiring longtime Broncos player personnel director Matt Russell this week, the Eagles continue to reshape their front office. Howie Roseman again looked to the Broncos, hiring veteran Denver staffer Jordan Dizon, Klis notes. Dizon, 36, worked with the Broncos for seven years, finishing his tenure as the team’s assistant director of pro scouting. The former linebacker who was once a Lions second-round pick is expected to become a national scout with the Eagles.
  • Giants GM Joe Schoen continues to form his front office, and after adding two-time coworker Dennis Hickey to the mix, the first-year GM is hiring another former colleague. Chris Rossetti, who was with the Dolphins during Schoen’s mid-2010s tenure, will become the Giants’ new director of pro scouting, Jordan Raanan of tweets. Rossetti was most recently the Dolphins’ assistant pro scouting director. Big Blue is also hiring Mike Derice as a national scout,’s Neil Stratton tweets. Derice, a Brooklyn native, worked as a Colts area scout for the past 10 years. The Giants are adding an area scout as well, announcing the hire of Scott Hamel, who spent the past seven years with the Bears under Ryan Pace.
  • Former Jets area scout Alonzo Dotson is joining the Bills, with’s Tom Pelissero noting (via Twitter) the veteran evaluator is expected to become a national scout with Buffalo. Prior to his four-year Jets tenure, Dotson spent six years as a Packers scout. He is the nephew of former Packers Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman Santana Dotson.
  • Shifting to the coaching side, the Cardinals made a couple of adjustments. Assistant wide receivers coach Spencer Whipple and quarterbacks coach Cam Turner are now the team’s co-passing-game coordinators. Cam Turner, one of Norv Turner‘s sons currently coaching in the NFL, will retain his role as QBs coach.
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