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Eagles part with personnel executive Rick Mueller, sources say

The Eagles have in essence fired player personnel executive Rick Mueller, NFL sources said.

While Mueller remains under contract with the team, he no longer has an office at the NovaCare Complex and has begun searching for a new job, the sources said.

Mueller has not responded to a recent request for comment. An Eagles spokesman said he was "still employed here."

Howie Roseman, then Eagles general manager, first brought Mueller to the team in 2012 as a pro personnel executive. Mueller became director of pro personnel in 2014. A year later, after the front-office shakeup that moved Roseman out of the personnel department and placed then-coach Chip Kelly in charge, Mueller was fired.

Mueller was brought back, however, less than a year later when Roseman resumed his place atop the personnel department. His stay didn't last long. While it is unclear who made the ultimate decision to let Mueller go, he technically reported to Joe Douglas, the Eagles' new vice president of player personnel.

Mueller has 20 years of NFL scouting experience and previously worked for the Jaguars and Saints.