First Shoe Drops: Tamari Leaves Eagles Beat

Jonathan Tamari:

Lastly, a bittersweet personal note: I’ll be leaving the ‪#Eagles‬ beat by the end of July to become the Inquirer’s Washington correspondent

We’ll miss Jon, who was always a real pro covering the team. Hope he’ll enjoy his new politics post, especially in the lead up to the election.

Word through the grapevine is that Jeff McLane may be moving on as well — leaving the paper entirely. A complete changing of the guard seems to be underway.

Update: Zach Berman, of The New York Times and the relatively new Philadelphia SportsWeek, has been hired as a beat reporter in Tamari’s place. Chad Graff is also covering the team, at least through training camp.