PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Paul Lancaster as the team’s director of player engagement.

Lancaster will serve as a “mentor and resource” for Eagles players off of the field.

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“He will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and promoting high standards of professionalism to help ensure success during and beyond their years in the NFL,” the Eagles announced in a press release on Monday.

Lancaster spent the last 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

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Prior to joining the Bills in 2001, Lancaster worked at Penn State University and California University of Pennsylvania. Lancaster is a Brownsville, PA, native and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in counseling from California (PA), where he also played basketball.