The New England Patriots suffered multiple losses this offseason both on and off the field – Whether it is left tackle Nate Solder or running back Dion Lewis, wide receiver Danny Amendola or cornerback Malcolm Butler, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia or special teams assistant Raymond Ventrone, they will all wear different colors next season.
There were more departures than those high-profile losses, however, as New England also saw some changes to its scouting department: After losing national scout James Liipfert to the Houston Texans three weeks ago, the Patriots lost long-time area scout Patrick Stewart to the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday (as first reported by Sirius XM's Adam Caplan).
Stewart spent the last 11 seasons in New England and won two Super Bowls with the team. In February 2007, he was hired by the Patriots as a scouting assistant before being named area scout two years later. He spent the next three seasons as a pro scout and moved back to area scouting in 2013. Now, the 36-year old will move to Philadelphia to work as a national scout.