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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 2007. He has since been working as an analyst for NFL Network.
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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.
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The Cleveland Browns have hired TV analyst Michael Lombardi as their vice president of player personnel.
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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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