Canadian makes NFL history, landing executive job with Eagles

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PHILADELPHIA — Canada's Catherine Raiche has become the highest-ranking woman in personnel in NFL history after receiving a promotion from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Raiche was named vice president of football operations by the Eagles on Thursday.

The Eagles say Raiche will be involved in all areas of football operations and player personnel, including pro and college scouting, contract management, player/staff development, and football research.

The 32-year-old Raiche was the team's football operations/player personnel coordinator the last two seasons.

Raiche will fill a role previously held by current Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry.

Prior to her time in the NFL, Raiche worked in the CFL

Raiche left a law career to start working with the Montreal Alouettes as an intern in 2015.

The Montreal native was named assistant general manager of the Alouettes in 2017, making her the first female assistant GM in the CFL in almost 30 years. She left the Alouettes to join the Toronto Argonauts as director of football administration in 2018, working for Jim Popp, the GM who hired her with the Als.

Raiche left Toronto in 2019 to take a front-office role with the XFL's Tampa Bay franchise, which had hired former Argos coach Marc Trestman as its coach.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press