Seth Walder of ESPN first reported that the Browns are hiring 49ers Director of Football R&D Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new VP of Football Operations.
According to Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland is also hiring former Colts GM Ryan Grigson, but they’ve yet to determine his specific title.
Grigson joined the Browns in a consulting role for the draft, but it appears as though he’s earned a full-time position with the team.
Grigson, 47, had a brief NFL career with the Bengals and Lions before moving on and getting into coaching in 1998. The Eagles hired him as their director of player personnel in 2010 and he departed to become the Colts’ GM two years later.
After five seasons in charge of the Colts, Grigson was fired following the 2016 season. He spent a year working as a senior personnel executive for the Browns before joining the Seahawks as a consultant for the 2018 season.
During his five years in charge of the Colts, Grigson’s teams posted a record of 49 and 31 (61.25 percent) and made the playoffs three times.