In a release on the official team site, the Cleveland Browns have added five people to their personnel department, replacing the previous staff that was in place after the new regime cleaned house following the draft. Here are the roles for each of the new additions:
- Senior Pro Scout: Frank Edgerly
- College Scouts: Brent Blaylock, Brendan Donovan, Matthew Manocherian and Patrick Moore
After looking at their credentials, here is what Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository had to say about the additions:
#Browns let go experienced scouts from multiple regimes, today announced hire of five scouts with little or no experience in league. Risky.— Steve Doerschuk (@sdoerschukREP) June 20, 2013
Others have poked fun at a couple of the hires:
Two of the five scouts the Browns added today have never scouted before in their lives. One was a marketing person at Penske Racing.— NOTSCCleveland (@NOTSCCleveland) June 19, 2013
Edgerly seems to have the most experience in the NFL, having worked with the New England Patriots for the past four years. Any time someone comes from the Patriots, you have to wonder about the Bill Belichick/Michael Lombardi connection.