49ers name Gamble senior personnel executive

Santa Clara, CA ( - Tom Gamble has returned to the San Francisco 49ers as a senior personnel executive.

Gamble spent the past two seasons as the vice president of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles. The two sides decided to part ways on Dec. 31.

His previous tenure with the 49ers began in 2005 and spanned eight seasons, including his last two as the director of player personnel (2011-12).

"Tom is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected personnel men in the business," said 49ers general manager 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."

Gamble, who enters his 28th NFL season, has an extensive resume, which includes work in college and pro personnel, contract negotiations and a stint in the coaching ranks.