Philadelphia Eagles promote Catherine Raiche to VP-football ops, hire Dave Caldwell to front office

ByTim McManus ESPN logo
Thursday, May 27, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles announced changes to their football operations department Thursday, including a historic one -- the promotion of Catherine Raiche to vice president of football operations.

It's believed Raiche is now the highest-ranking female personnel executive in NFL history. That title was previously held by Kelly Kleine, who was named executive director of football operations and special adviser to general manager George Paton by the Denver Broncos earlier this month.

A Montreal native, Raiche spent five years in the Canadian Football League, most recently as the director of football operations for the Toronto Argonauts, before joining the Eagles in 2019 as their football operations/player personnel coordinator. In her new role, she will be involved in pro and college scouting, contract management, player/staff development and football research.

Philadelphia also added former Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell as a personnel executive. Caldwell was the Jaguars' GM from 2013 to 2020. He will assist with the pro and college scouting and will contribute to the evaluation of the Eagles squad.

Among other moves, the Eagles promoted Brandon Brown and Ian Cunningham to director of player personnel, named Jeff Scott -- formerly a member of the Washington Football Team's personnel department -- to senior pro scout, and promoted Ameena Soliman from player personnel coordinator to pro scout.

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