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Cleveland Browns GM Search: Ray Farmer Interviewed by Team

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With Andy Reid in Kansas City, it looks like Ray Farmer, their Director of Pro Personnel, could be on the way out...to Cleveland?
With Andy Reid in Kansas City, it looks like Ray Farmer, their Director of Pro Personnel, could be on the way out...to Cleveland?
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Earlier today, it was reported that the Cleveland Browns' search for a general manager was "about to heat up," with a possible candidate being selected soon. Just a few hours later, Jason La Canfora tweeted that the Browns had interviewed a candidate:

Farmer is currently the Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs, a position he has held for the past seven seasons after being a pro scout for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-2005. When you factor in other reports, it sounds like the Browns may have interviewed Farmer twice. A few days ago, Zac Jackson of FOX Sports Ohio reported that the Browns had interviewed Farmer prior to hiring Rob Chudzinski. Does that make Farmer the current favorite for some form of a personnel position with the Browns? Maybe. Or, he could simply be the guy who satisfies the Rooney Rule.

Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan, who has been quite accurate in his tweets the past two weeks or so, still thinks Michael Lombardi is the favorite for the position, though:

Earlier in the day, Pro Football Talk reported that the Browns were out of the running for Vikings assistant GM George Paton.