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Another Buffalo connection to the Eagles

Posted by johnmurphyshow on August 20, 2012 – 1:41 pm

I had a chance to talk today with Buffalo native Greg Gabriel, a longtime NFL personnel exec.  He’s back in the league as of the last few months, as a college scout with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gabriel joins former Bills GM Tom Donahoe as a scout for Philadelphia.   He spent nine years with the Chicago Bears as their Director of College Scouting, and was out of the league for a couple of years.

During his hiatus from NFL work, Gabriel was a founder of the popular website The National Football Post where also wrote an informative regular column on football scouting.

He was a standout player for the semipro Twin City Geminis in the late 1970s, and got his start in scouting with the Bills, when Norm Pollom hired him in the early 1980s to grade film.  His greatest success in the NFL came during a 16-year stint with the New York Giants.

He’s a scout through and through.  Gabriel told me that he was in Buffalo over the weekend for a family function, but he found time to attend UB’s preseason football practice.  He wanted to get a look at Bulls DE Steve Means, who’s considered a bona fide NFL prospect.

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