- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is launching a new program designed to encourage former players to pursue a career in professional scouting.

The fellowship program is named for longtime Steelers personnel director Bill Nunn and former NFL player and front office executive John Wooten. It will provide former players who are interested in becoming a professional scout an opportunity to observe and participate in how the scouting process works with teams.

The league has created an advisory council to support and guide the program. Members include: former player Matt Birk, the NFL’s Director of Football Development; Jeff Foster, National Football Scouting President; Rod Graves, a former NFL personnel executive; Terry McDonough, Arizona’s Vice President of Player Personnel; Kyle O’Brien, Jacksonville’s Director of College Scouting, Shelton Quarles, Tampa Bay’s Director of Football Operations and Sheldon White, Detroit’s Vice President of Pro Personnel.

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