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Broncos announce changes to scouting department

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday made several changes to their scouting staff, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced.

The Broncos hired 16-year NFL personnel veteran Frantzy Jourdain as southeast area scout with veteran scout Eugene Armstrong shifting responsibilities to cover the southwest region for the club. Additionally, the team hired former player personnel intern Eddie Simpkins as a scouting assistant and promoted Rob Paton and Deon Randall to College/Pro Scouts.

Jourdain spent the last three seasons with the Houston Texans—as a national scout from 2017-18 and southeast area scout in 2016.

Before joining the Texans, Jourdain worked for 13 years in the New England Patriots' scouting department. He was hired by the Patriots as a player personnel assistant in 2003 before being elevated to an area scout in 2005.

With the Patriots, Jourdain was part of 12 AFC East Division titles, five AFC Championships and three Super Bowl wins.

A former running back and strong safety for the University of Rhode Island (1993-97), Jourdain coached for six years at the collegiate and high school levels before joining the NFL. He earned his master's degree from North Carolina Central University while working as a graduate assistant coach from 1997-99.

Simpkins, who joined the Broncos as a player personnel intern last season, graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 after working as a recruiting assistant for the Cowboys' football team for four years.


Table inside Article
NamePositionYears with Broncos
John ElwayPresident of Football Ops./GM9 (2011-pres.)
Matt RussellDirector of Player Personnel11 (2009-pres.)
A.J. DursoDirector of Pro Personnel7 (2013-pres.)
Brian StarkDirector of College Scouting8 (2012-pres.)
Eugene ArmstrongSouthwest Area Scout13 (2007-pres.)
Dave BrattenCollege Scouting Coord./Area Scout23 (1997-pres.)
Scott DiStefanoMidwest Area Scout38 (1982-pres.)
Frantz JourdainSoutheast Area Scout-
Darren MougeyWestern Regional Scout8 (2012-pres.)
Nick SchiralliEastern Regional Scout12 (2008-pres.)
Bryan ChesinMidwest Area Scout6 (2014-pres.)
Jordon DizonPro Scout5 (2015-pres.)
Patrick WalshPro Scout4 (2016-pres.)
Rob PatonCollege/Pro Scout3 (2017-pres.)
Deon RandallCollege/Pro Scout3 (2017-pres.)
Eddie SimpkinsScouting Assistant2 (2018-pres.)

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