In June, eyebrows were raised when Browns trainer Marty Lauzon abruptly left the organization. Though the move was attributed to personal and family reasons, some thought he had been pushed out by coach Eric Mangini.
Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Lauzon will soon be joining the Falcons.
Lauzon had worked for the Browns since they rejoined the league in 1999. It’s our understanding that Lauzon will become the head trainer in Atlanta.
On Wednesday, the Falcons parted ways with Rod Medlin, who had served as the franchise’s head trainer for 16 years.
UPDATE: Former NFL lineman Roman Oben, who spent two years in Cleveland while Lauzon was on the training staff, writes via Twitter than “Mangini was making [Lauzon] stay late [with] an ill son.”