The Philadelphia Eagles announced today the hiring of Tom Gamble as their new Vice President of Player Personnel. He has served as the 49ers' Director of Player Personnel since 2010 and was Director of Pro Personnel for the previous 7 years. Gamble is seen as one of the major architects of the Super Bowl caliber team that has been out there.

Gamble served under GM Trent Baalke in San Francisco, but he has been in charge of both pro and college scouting. It's a big hire for the Eagles and a major move for young GM Howie Roseman.

"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. Tom and I have had a great relationship over the years and I know he's excited to come home. He had a great run in San Francisco and they have been very successful over the last few years. He will jump right in with our group and get working on free agency and the draft."

Gamble, who grew up in Haddonfield, NJ, started his career in Philadelphia and if his name sounds familiar it should. His father was former Eagles GM Harry Gamble. No doubt his connections to the city played a big part in his surprising decision to leave the 49ers.