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Tom Gamble out as Eagles personnel executive

The Eagles and vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble "have agreed to part ways," which is how the team termed the exit of the most powerful personnel executive besides general manager Howie Roseman. Gamble was believed to be a close ally of coach Chip Kelly.

"We thank Tom for his service over the past two seasons and wish him and his family the best as they move forward," Roseman said. "I appreciate all Tom has done for our scouting department and our team."

Gamble was the highest-ranking personnel executive hired since Kelly became the coach. Kelly and Gamble even spent cut down day together scouting a college football game in Baltimore. Kelly was not quoted in the news release -- only Roseman.

On Monday, Kelly praised Gamble when speaking about him as a potential general manager candidate.

"I think Tom does an outstanding job and if he has the opportunity to do that, then I would support him anything," Kelly said. "He's a heck of a football guy."

More on this story as it develops.