The Senior Bowl practices began on Tuesday, leading up to the game itself on Saturday, and the Cleveland Browns were well-represented. With the team still absent an Executive VP of Player Personnel, Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown took in the North and South practices along with the team's scouting department.
Browns coach Hue Jackson and director of football operations Sashi Brown are side by... https://t.co/jS7UPcbOHo pic.twitter.com/7KtWn4flCD— PatMcManamon (@PatMcManamon) January 26, 2016
Speaking of the scouting department, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, team owner Jimmy Haslam flew down to Mobile, Alabama to have dinner with the scouting department. This would be their first formal meeting since the departure of their "leader," former general manager Ray Farmer, so it's good to make sure everybody is on the same page. Cabot notes that Haslam was scheduled to leave late Tuesday.
Haslam being present for a portion of the Senior Bowl is uncommon for NFL owners -- Jerry Jones is the only owner who comes to these types of things regularly. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, this is part of Haslam's mission to take a more hands-on approach with the team. I wouldn't be so certain about that, as it seems like he wanted to be on the same page with the scouting department as opposed to doing any scouting himself. In addition, Brown noted that part of the reason Haslam was there was to interview two more candidates for their Executive VP of Player Personnel position:
#Browns Sashi Brown said Jimmy Haslam was in Mobile interviewing 2 Exec VP/player personnel candidates. He left today— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 26, 2016
We'll have more Senior Bowl information as it comes along.