Browns owner Jimmy Haslem announced that they’re promoting executive VP, general counsel Sashi Brown to executive VP of football operations Sunday night.
Interestingly enough, the Browns have already decided to give Brown final say over their 53-man roster.
Reports from just a few hours ago mentioned that was someone to watch in regards to their GM position. However, Haslem said that they plan to hire a head coach first and then bring in a GM who will focus on player acquisition.
In his letter to fans about the decision to fire GM Ray Farmer and HC Mike Pettine, Haslem stressed that they were going to have a methodical search process begins for coach and GM, and while that’s still possible, it didn’t take long for them to find someone to control their 53-man roster.
It will be interesting to see if this has an impact on their ability to lure top coaching candidates.
We’ll have more regarding the Browns head-coaching and GM vacancies as the news is available.