Phil Savage is back within a NFL front office.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the former Cleveland Browns GM is expected to join the New York Jets personnel staff, per sources informed of this choice. Savage’s role isn’t yet clear, but barring a snag, an announcement is expected this week, per Rapoport.
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It is a reunion for Savage and Jets GM Joe Douglas. The duo worked together in Baltimore, from 2000 when Douglas joined the Ravens’ staff for a scout until 2005 when Savage left for the Browns GM job. This time around, it’s Douglas in charge.
After his stint as the Browns GM and three years with the Philadelphia Eagles, Savage worked as the Senior Bowl Executive Director from 2012-2018, where he helped select the prospects and run the event, a vital portion of this pre-draft procedure.
Savage abandoned the Senior Bowl a year ago for a chance to be the GM of the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football, which folded before the conclusion of its first season.
The employ of Savage marks an integral addition for Douglas as he surrounds himself with familiar faces which can reinforce the Jets’ scouting department.
Douglas is also hiring respected personnel men Rex Hogan as assistant GM and Chad Alexander as director of player personnel, respectively, Rapoport reported. Hogan was most recently the Colts’ VP of player personnel, while Alexander was the Ravens’ assistant director of pro personnel.