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Eagles VP, Pittsburgh Native Andy Weidl Gets Second Interview for Steelers GM Job

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Philadelphia Eagles vice president of player personnel Andy Weidl will have a second interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers for their vacant general manager position, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Weidl is a Pittsburgh native who hails from Mount Lebanon. He started his career in 1998 as a player personnel assistant with the Steelers, under the tutelage of Tom Donahue and Bill Nunn. Since then, he has made stops with the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens before moving to the Eagles in 2016. Weidl helped construct Super Bowl winners with the Eagles in 2017 and the Ravens in 2012.

With the Eagles, he had worked with his brother, Casey Weidl, until the Eagles fired him on May 4 as part of a significant front-office shakeup under general manager Howie Roseman. Andy Weidl’s status with the Eagles was not impacted.

Weidl is the sixth candidate identified to get a second interview with the Steelers out of the group of 16 initial candidates. Others to get second interviews so far have been former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vice president John Spytek, Tennessee Titans vice president Ryan Cowden, Steelers vice president Omar Khan and Steelers scouting director Brandon Hunt.

Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert made the decision to step down following the 2022 NFL Draft. Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and president Art Rooney II are all involved in the selection and interview process. The Steelers have not announced a timeframe for making a new hire, but Tomlin’s involvement suggests that the second interviews will likely be mostly wrapped up before OTAs start on May 24.

Weidl is a 1996 Villanova alum and he played offensive line for the Wildcats.

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