MICHAEL LOMBARDI NEWS

Browns Received A Trade Offer Of A 2nd Rd Pick & Players For Josh Gordon Last Year

  Former Browns CEO Joe Banner tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he and GM Michael Lombardi wanted to trade WR Josh Gordon due to the numerous drug tests he failed. However, there were a number of people within the Browns’ organization, including then coach Rob Chudzinski, who felt that they could prevent any further issues involving Gordon. This obviously proved to not...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The ends don’t justify means in Peter King’s defense of Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi

Peter King is one of the best NFL writers in the nation and as a national guy his perspective can sometimes be instructive to help local fans take blinders off. As a follower of the Browns, it’s pretty easy to lose perspective on the more overarching story-lines that make up an NFL season or era as you’re consistently living and dying with week-to-week results. It’s with that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Patriots Hire Michael Lombardi

As has long been expected, the Patriots have hired Michael Lombardi. Lombardi was the former general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Mike was seen with Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio arriving at the Combine so this was more or less a formality. Lombardi had advised the Patriots on drafts before and his input should be valuable: The New England Patriots announced today...
Via Ex Pats
February 20, 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 spotted at Boston airport with Patriots brass

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Field Yates of ESPN Boston,  former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi is at Boston’s airport with people from the Patriots front office.  It sounds like they’re getting ready to head to Indy for the combine. About to board flight to Indy from Boston. Ex-Browns GM...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

"If the Patriots ultimately do add former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi to their front..."

“If the Patriots ultimately do add former Browns general manager Michael Lombardi to their...
Via Pats Propaganda
February 16, 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 Advised Patriots in Recent Drafts

It is being reported that the Patriots are very close to adding Michael Lombardi to the team's front office. Lombardi and Bill Belichick have a relationship that goes all the way back to Belichick's days with the Browns coaching staff but it is one that has always been close, even up to the time that Lombardi was added to the Cleveland Browns front office. So...
Via Ex Pats
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Deal between the Patriots and Michael Lombardi is “basically a done deal”

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe,  it looks like Michael Lombardi will be joining the Patriots front office sooner rather than later. source: Michael Lombardi joining #Patriots is basically done deal…essentially formalizes relationship Lombardi/Belichick had pre-2013...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 13, 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

Mike Lombardi in Talks to Join Patriots Front Office

In a twist of fate, after trying to lure a Patriot coordinator to the Browns in Josh McDaniels, it now looks like Mike Lombardi is set to join the Patriots front office. Lombardi had a "parting of ways" with the Browns. It seems like the next stop is New England where Lombardi can assume some sort of front office position. According to a Cleveland radio station...
Via Ex Pats
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

Browns front office changes continue to resonate

Whether it was due to a dispute about Greg Schiano, watching his CEO get lectured by a coaching candidate, or everyone just hating each other, the grenade Jimmy Haslam tossed into the Browns front office this week is still sending out shock waves.  Ever since Haslam announced that Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi were being relieved of their duties, unflattering details have emerged...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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: Lombardi expected to join Pats 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, would reunite with Belichick, who coached...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots expected to hire Michael Lombardi

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland,  the Patriots are expected to hire Michael Lombardi after he was fired as the Browns general manager on Tuesday. Michael Lombardi expected to take a personnel job with Patriots – his exact title still being worked out; @NEPD_Loyko...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 12, 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
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