Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 1/18/13
The Cleveland Browns have announced that they have hired NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi as their VP of player personnel. There were rumors that Lombardi could be their next general manager, a position that he previously held with the organization, but they could be holding that position with another candidate in mind. This move probably won’t bode well for QB Brandon Weeden, as Lombardi was pretty vocal about him not being a good fit with the Browns. Interestingly enough, a source from within the Browns’ organization informed ESPN Cleveland that Colt McCoy is “in the next head coach’s plans.” Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe mentions that the Browns could target Patriots backup QB Ryan Mallett as a potential trade option now that Lombardi is in place. Lombardi has been high on Mallett in the past and even suggested that he could have been a top-20 pick back in 2011. It will be interesting to see if Mallett is on their radar at all in the next few weeks. The post Browns Hire Michael Lombardi As VP Of Personnel, Could Target Ryan Mallett appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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