The Philadelphia Eagles have announced their newest vice president of football operations.

The team stated that Catherine Raîche will be taking over the position. Raîche had previously been the Eagles’ football operations coordinator, as well as the director of football administration for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 2018 and 2019. Raîche will be making history as the first female vice president of football operations in the NFL, and the second female executive on an NFL team (the first being Kelly Kleine, the executive director of football operations for the Denver Broncos).

Raîche is filling the role left by Matthew Berry, who became the new general manager of the Cleveland Browns in 2020. The Eagles have been struggling with some front office issues, most recently between quarterback Carson Wentz and head coach Doug Pederson and general manager Howie Roseman. This resulted in Pederson being fired and Wentz being traded to the Indianapolis Colts.

Raîche will now be stepping into a bigger role in this front office, and will try to right the ship and improve from the Eagles’ 4-11-1 last-place finish last season.

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