Pittsburgh Steelers pro scouting director Brandon Hunt is expected to take a job with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report by Kimberley Martin of ESPN.
Hunt was a candidate for the Steelers’ general manager position, but did not get that job, which instead went to fellow internal candidate Omar Khan. The Steelers also elected to hire Philadelphia Eagles vice president Andy Weidl, former Detroit Lions vice president Sheldon White and promote scout Dan Colbert into front office roles while not making any announcement about Hunt’s future.
Since first interviewing for the Steelers’ GM job, Hunt also interviewed with the Eagles for an unknown position and with the Buffalo Bills for their assistant general manager vacancy.
The Eagles have had significant staff changeover under general manager Howie Roseman this offseason. Weidl’s brother, director of scouting operations Casey Weidl was fired. Vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche left for a position with the Cleveland Browns and senior football advisor Tom Donahue stepped down.
Hunt began his career as an intern with the Steelers before joining the Texans as a scout from 2007-09. He returned to Pittsburgh in 2010, and has served as the club’s pro scouting director ever since. Hunt saw seen his responsibilities in that area grow in recent years, also becoming an important part of the team’s pre-draft process.
Weidl will reportedly serve as assistant general manager, while White will work in an unannounced player personnel role. The Steelers did not have an assistant general manager under Colbert, with Khan and Hunt serving as his de facto assistants.
Dan Colbert, who worked as a pro and college scout, could be getting a promotion into Hunt’s old role. Khan declined to specifically discuss what role he will be taking, but announced Friday that the younger Colbert will be getting a promotion.
Kevin Colbert is also expected to remain with the Steelers in some type of an advisory role, thought he specifics of that are still being discussed, Khan said.