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Browns Will Review Michael Lombardi’s Controversial Combine Paperwork

The Cleveland Browns don’t seem too worried that fired general manager Michael Lombardi was stealing information from their team. Lombardi caused a stir when he was spotted with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick at the NFL Scouting Combine holding a piece of paper with two Browns logos on it. Lombardi was fired by the Browns earlier in the month and swiftly hired by...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns prefer Derek Carr over Johnny Manziel

Could Derek Carr be the answer at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns? (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian) While Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi were still employed by the Cleveland Browns, reports all over the place claimed that Johnny Manziel was the guy that the Browns wanted. Regardless of the truth to those reports, Manziel does not appear to be Cleveland’s guy anymore. In an appearance...
Via Down and Distance
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have “no comment” on Lombardi’s Browns documents

Is it a big deal that recently ousted Browns employee Michael Lombardi was seen at the NFL combine with documents emblazoned with Cleveland Browns logos? The answer is that none of us have any clue. It certainly seems less than ideal for the Browns, but whether or not it is an actual impropriety or not is impossible to know without finding out from the Cleveland Browns. The team...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi’s Combine Paperwork Causes Browns Fans To Freak Out

The New England Patriots’ new assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi attended the NFL Scouting Combine and held a piece of paper that contained a Cleveland Browns logo. This made Browns fans very suspicious. Lombardi was fired by the Browns earlier in the month after one season as the team’s general manager. He was quickly scooped up by the Patriots, in part to help...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi brings Browns draft guide to Combine with Bill Belichick

The New England Patriots hired former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi as an assistant to the coaching staff last week. Lombardi, who was Bill Belichick’s director of player personnel with the Browns in the 1990s, is expected to help the Pats evaluate talent and build their roster. Is he using the same strategy he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi Joins New England Patriots As Assistant To Coaching Staff

Michael Lombardi officially joined the New England Patriots on Thursday. Lombardi’s official title with the Patriots is “assistant to the coaching staff.” Lombardi was expected to have a front office role since he has never served in a coaching capacity. Lombardi traveled with head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh...
Via NESN.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi Spotted With Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio Going To Combine

The New England Patriots aren’t hiding Michael Lombardi. The former Cleveland Browns general manager was spotted at the airport heading to Indianapolis with the New England Patriots’ front office contingency of Bill Belichick, Nick Caserio and Josh McDaniels on Wednesday. Lombardi was seen by Ben Volin of The Boston Globe, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Field Yates of ESPN...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi to join Patriots

The New England Patriots are expected to hire Michael Lombardi to their front office. As of Thursday the hiring "was essentially a done deal". Lombardi was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their GM and VP of Player Personell last season and only served for one year before being let go by the Browns. Lombardi was replaced by Ray Farmer.  Sources say that Bill Belichick...
Via CLNS Radio
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi, a consultant in Patriots front office?

Last night some rumors hit the twitter verse that now former Browns General Manager, Michael Lombardi, could be coming to the Patriots.Nothing finalized with Michael Lombardi yet but it's looking like he may be headed back to New England.— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 13, 2014Michael Lombardi expected to take a personnel job with Patriots - his exact title still being...
Via Patriots Life
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Browns General Manager Michael Lombardi to join Patriots’ front office

Another team's trash is another team's treasure. Curtis Crabtree of NBCSports reports that recently fired Cleveland Browns General Manager, Michael Lombardi, will join the New England Patriots’ front office.It is unclear what role Lombardi will take on in Foxboro.  However, Lombardi to Route 1 reunites him with his old Cleveland buddy; Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Tasks ahead of Cleveland GM, Ray Farmer

Two days ago, Jimmy Haslam shocked the football world by firing GM Michael Lombardi and replacing him with understudy Ray Farmer. While this move creates a lot of questions about stability, it is also very promising because Cleveland finally accepted that their problems start with the front-office. And now Farmer will get his chance to shine or fall. Time will tell, but here are...
Via cover32 - Browns
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Haslam fired Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi because the two couldn’t get along

A new potential reason as to why Browns owner Jimmy Haslam decided to fire both Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi has emerged. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the relationship between Banner and Lombardi ended on bad terms as the two clashed over multiple decisions throughout their tenure together. Meanwhile, Haslam was getting fed up with the discord and had growing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Browns GM Michael Lombardi In Talks With The Patriots

Multiple reports have indicated that former Browns GM Michael Lombardi is close to joining the Patriots front office as a personnel executive. However, Ian Rapoport reports that Lombardi and the Patriots are still just discussing  a possible position at this point in time. Rapoport adds that Lombardi’s deal isn’t likely to any extra money as he’s still being paid by the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Lombardi not out of work long; Expected to join Patriots Front Office

According to a Cleveland radio station, former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi, who worked with Patriots coach Bill Belichick in Cleveland, is likely to be coming to New England to join the Patriots’ front office. Chris Fedor of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland tweeted that it was looking like Lombardi, fired in Cleveland on Monday, […]The post Mike Lombardi not out of work...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Lombardi Could Join New England Patriots’ Front Office

Michael Lombardi could be reuniting with Bill Belichick in the front office of the New England Patriots. “It’s looking like” Lombardi might be headed to the Patriots, according to Chris Fedor of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. Lombardi was fired on Tuesday by the Cleveland Browns. He had served as the Browns’ general manager since January 2013. Lombardi previously worked with...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

10 most dysfunctional NFL teams

Tuesday’s move by the Cleveland Browns to relieve Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi of their posts sent shockwaves through the NFL. There’s little doubt the dysfunction within the Browns’ organization is some of the most robust in the league, but where do the Browns rank among the other dysfunctional franchises in the league? Let’s take a look. Dishonorable Mentions: Tennessee...
Via This Given Sunday
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Quick Hits: Banner & Lombardi out; Ray Farmer In; Hoyer’s Future; Stability a Must

Removal of Banner and Lombardi This was the right move to make for the Cleveland Browns, even though it brings scrutiny and mocking both locally and nationally.  It seemed evident that the front office was dysfunctional and not on the same page.  People did not seem intrigued at all to work for Joe Banner or Michael Lombardi.  And the picture was always cloudy as to who had the...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Firing of Michael Lombardi Unjustifiable

Cleveland Browns fans, we can feel your pain. A little over one year after being named general manager of the Cleveland Browns, team owner Jimmy Haslam felt it was time to move on from Michael Lombardi. Here’s what Haslam said today in a statement on Lombardi: “He is an experienced and creative NFL executive with a unique ability to see the big picture. He has tremendous instincts...
Via Standing O Sports
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns finally on the right track after ditching Banner, Lombardi

Jimmy Haslam has been, if nothing else, a hands on owner since he took over the Browns in 2012. Since that date, the Browns have flown through a pair of regimes. The team is now working with its third head coach and third general manager under Haslam, but that’s not all bad news. The knee jerk reaction to Tuesday’s news that CEO Joe Banner and GM Michael Lombardi were out...
Via This Given Sunday
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns finally on the right track after ditching Banner, Lombardi

Jimmy Haslam has been, if nothing else, a hands on owner since he took over the Browns in 2012. Since that date, the Browns have flown through a pair of regimes. The team is now working with its third head coach and third general manager under Haslam, but that’s not all bad news. The knee jerk reaction to Tuesday’s news that CEO Joe Banner and GM Michael Lombardi were out in...
Via Bloguin Best
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Banner and Lombardi’s exits could be a good thing for the Browns

As I’ve stated time and again when it comes to the hiring decisions for coaches and front office members, we really must accept what we don’t know. We haven’t interviewed these people for jobs the way those making the hiring decisions have, so it’s reasonable to assume the value of our outsider opinions. That being said, today’s shakeup that has pushed Michael Lombardi...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Banner, Lombardi Both Out In Cleveland After One Season

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns promoted Ray Farmer to General Manager and announced that Joe Banner will be stepping down in the next two months. In addition, the team announced that current General Manager Michael Lombardi is departing the organization. In other words, just as head coach Rob Chudzinski was one in done in Cleveland, so too are Banner and Lombardi. The Browns hired...
Via Steelers Depot
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Fire GM Mike Lombardi

Another week, another fiasco involving the Cleveland Browns. It is being widely reported that general manager Mike Lombardi has been fired and assistant general manager Ray Farmer will become the Browns new general manager.   Browns promoted Ray Farmer to GM, have let go of Michael Lombardi and are having Joe Banner transition out of organization in next 2 months. — Adam Schefter...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Cleveland Browns fire general manager; CEP stepping down

The Cleveland Browns' front office took a shocking turn of events early this morning by firing their general manager Michael Lombardi and therefore restructuring their entire front office, according to ESPN.com.The Browns promoted assistant general manager Ray Farmer to replace Michael Lombardi as the team's general manager and also announced that Joe Banner will be stepping...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns CEO, GM leaving team in stunning shakeup

The Browns announced that CEO Joe Banner is stepping down and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. The stunning front-office shakeup was announced Tuesday by owner Jimmy Haslam. Also, assistant GM Ray Farmer has been promoted and will immediately take the over the team's football operations and lead the Browns during free agency and draft. Haslam will have...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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