The San Francisco 49ers have made another front office hire, returning Tom Gamble to the team where he rose to prominence.
“Tom is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected personnel men in the business,” said 49ers GM Trent Baalke. “He played an instrumental role in our personnel department from 2005-2012, and is well versed in our system having played a role in its development. This familiarity, along with his many strengths, will be tremendous assets as we prepare for free agency and the draft. It is great to have Tom back with the 49ers.”
An experienced personnel executive, Gamble spent seven years with the 49ers before departing for Philadelphia. There, he quickly found himself in the middle of a power struggle between coach Chip Kelly and GM Howie Roseman. While he was close to Kelly, he found himself forced out in a move to appease Roseman and increase his power over Philadelphia's football decisions.
Before he left San Francisco initially, Gamble had ascended to the role of director of player personnel. This will be his 28th year in the NFL, having filled roles with the Eagles, Colts, Panthers and Jets. Gamble graduated from High Point University in 1987, and he had two college coaching job before joining Dick Vermeil's Eagles staff.
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