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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Twitter, the Cleveland Browns have hired NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi as VP of Player Personnel. Initially Schefter reported that Lombardi was hired as GM of the Browns, but shortly updated his report to say Lombardi’s title will be VP – Player Personnel.
Browns hired Michael Lombardi as their new GM.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2013
Update: Michael Lombardi’s title in Cleveland will be VP player personnel.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 18, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have since confirmed the hire and have announced an 11:30 am press conference where Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner will officially announce Lombardi’s addition to the front office.
This will be Lombardi’s 2nd stint with the Browns, as he previously worked as a scout from 1987 to 1989, before taking over as Pro Personnel Director until 1993. His most recent tenure was with the Oakland Raiders where he spent 8 years in the personnel department from 1999 to 20...
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BEREA, Ohio - The latest re-shaping of the perennially-losing and perpetually-changing Cleveland Browns, a process that officially started with new owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner taking over last October, is now complete at the highest levels.
Last week's hiring of Rob Chudzinski as head coach made sense, even as it didn't make much of a national splash.
Following the unpopular hire of Michael Lombardi as VP of player personnel by the Browns yesterday morning, several league coaches, TV announcers, and former players have positive things to say about the Browns’ hire and Lombardi’s football knowledge.
Former Raiders quarterback and current CBS analyst Rich Gannon:
“Going back to when we were together in Oakland, there was a...
The Cleveland Browns have hired TV analyst Michael Lombardi as their vice president of player personnel.
Lombardi has 22 years of pro front office experience, but he has spent the past five seasons working for the NFL Network. He previously worked for the Browns from 1987-95 under then-coach Bill Belichick. Lombardi has also worked for new Browns CEO Joe Banner in Philadelphia and...
The Cleveland Browns decided to take a trip down the bad memory lane. The new owner Jimmy Haslam and his right hand man decided to bring back Michael Lombardi. Lombardi is the last person that Browns fans wanted to see as the teams new G.M.. Fans have nightmares thinking about the last time Lombardi worked for the Cleveland Browns. Not only is Lombardi a bad choice in the fans eyes...
The worst possible thing just happened to Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. Jimmy Haslam III and Joe Banner named Michael Lombardi the teams new General Manager. First on Lombardi’s plate is the evaluation of Weeden. The last Cleveland quarterback that Lombardi evaluated was Bernie Kosar. DO you remember what the results of that evaluation were? Lombardi and Bill Belichick came...
Jedd Fisch, the current Miami Hurricane offensive coordinator is being reported as the next Jacksonville Jaguar head coach per Adam Schefter.
Another college coach has turned pro. University of Miami OC Jedd Fisch will become Jaguars’ OC, reuniting with Jacksonville HC Gus Bradley.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2013
This will be a huge loss for the Miami Hurricanes...
In his introductory press conference as the Cleveland Browns new vice president of player personnel, Michael Lombardi was asked about quarterback Brandon Weeden.
Lombardi, then working as an analyst for NFL Network, was critical of the Browns selecting Weeden with the second of their two first-round picks last year.
But now that Weeden is his quarterback (at least for now)...
A couple of months ago Greg Bedard mentioned that if the Cleveland Browns hire Michael Lombardi, Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett could potentially follow him.
Now that Lombardi has landed in Cleveland as their new VP of Player Personnel, Bedard still believes Mallett could be traded there.
We’ll be monitoring the situation closely throughout the offseason.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears have hired former Saints interim head coach Aaron Kromer as their new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Kromer’s resume is below, per Wikipedia.
NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles are interviewing Giants LB coach Jim Herrmann for their vacant defensive-coordinator position.
Per a league source, Schefter confirms that the Eagles have turned their attention to Herrmann to run their defense after recently signing former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to run the team. Initially reports had Georgia’s Todd Grantham...
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting Thursday night on Twitter that the Arizona Cardinals have decided to hire Bruce Arians as their next head coach nearly one year after the Pittsburgh Steelers decided not to retain him as their offensive coordinator.
Arians spent the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator and interim...
And the carousel quickly begins winding to a close.
Multiple outlets, including ESPN's Adam Schefter and Fox Sports say the beleaguered Jacksonville Jaguars have found a new head coach.
That man is now former Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Details are still being ferreted out, but the announcement is expected to be made sometime Thursday...
The Chicago Bears reached an agreement with Matt Cavanaugh, making him their quarterbacks coach, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The former NFL quarterback has served as Jets quarterback coach for the past four years prior to being fired after the 2012 season ended.
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Seahawks executive John Idzik has emerged as the clear front-runner to become the New York Jets' general manager and could be offered the job as early as Thursday night, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Pittsburgh Steelers executive Omar Khan is the other finalist for the job, according to league sources.
The Jets have changed their objective during their...
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has accepted the head coaching job with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Bradley has received strong endorsements from Seattle coach Pete Carroll and current Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who worked with him in Tampa Bay from 2006-08.
"He's got a brilliant...