The Carolina Panthers search for an executive vice president will continue. They put in a request to interview Philadelphia Eagles vice president Andrew Berry, but were told to ‘carry on gents’.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Eagles denied the Panthers permission to speak with Berry about their open role in the organization.
The Eagles were able to block the Panthers’ interview because they weren’t offering him a true position. Now, unless the Browns or another team offer him the GM job, he is expected to work under Howie Roseman’s staff in 2020.
As Rapoport notes, Berry is in the running to be the next Cleveland Browns general manager, a move that Philly cannot block as it’s a promotion within the league.