The Cleveland Browns are reportedly very interested in hiring Andrew Berry to be the team’s next general manager.
The team made a formal request to interview Berry, who spent the past season with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he is the favorite to land the job in Cleveland, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Browns requested permission Saturday to interview Eagles’ VP Andrew Berry for their GM job. He is a favorite to be matched with new HC Kevin Stefanski.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2020
Berry has an extensive history working in the personnel department at the NFL level.
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He started with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 as a scouting assistant before being promoted to pro scout in 2011. He was then promoted to pro scouting coordinator in 2012, a position he held until joining the Browns in 2016 as vice present of player personnel.
After his time in Cleveland, Berry moved on to the Eagles after spending a year with noted “football guy” John Dorsey, but now appears that Berry may be returning to the Browns to finish what he started with Paul DePodesta.
Before anyone gets nervous about a “nerd revolution” in Cleveland, Berry was a four-year starter at cornerback for Harvard, earning All-Ivy League honors three times.