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Browns change up scouting department

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“New” has been the buzz word in Cleveland, ever since Jimmy Haslam bought the team.  (Along with, more recently, “alleged rebate fraud.”)

With a new owner, new CEO, new G.M., and a new coach comes all sort of new stuff.  Now that the draft is over, it’s time for new scouts.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details on changes to the front office.  Gone are Director of College Scouting John Spytek, scouts A.J. Durso and Tom Headlee, and Senior National Scout Pat Roberts.  (Scout Bob Welton previously left to take a job at the University of Tennessee.)

Director of Player Personnel Jon Sandusky remains with the team; he has one year left on his contract.

Per Cabot, several of the scouts inherited by the new regime had no influence over the 2013 draft.  Some weren’t even in the team’s draft room as the process unfolded.

It’s a common practice in the NFL.  Scouts who have been privy to the team’s preparations for the draft remain in place until after the draft, in part to ensure that they won’t be in position to carry to a new team whatever scouting information they have compiled while getting paid by their soon-to-be-former employer.

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5 Responses to “Browns change up scouting department”
  1. scottplayersfacemask says: May 2, 2013 8:42 AM

    Florio, I challange you to write one, just one article about the Browns over the next year’s time that doesn’t include a snide reference to Haslam’s personal business problems.

  2. scottplayersfacemask says: May 2, 2013 8:44 AM

    And I will “challenge” myself to learn how to spell. Game on.

  3. officialgame says: May 2, 2013 9:15 AM

    Why would a last place team that needs help trade two of its picks for future picks? Guess we found out the answer.

  4. denverdude7 says: May 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    Everything in Cleveland is new. New this, new that, blah, blah, blah…

    We’ve heard this so many times and nothing ever changes.

    The “Factory of Sadness” just marches on.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: May 2, 2013 4:35 PM

    I can’t believe this, but the Browns seem like they are committed to positive change. Results tbd, but moves like these certainly can’t hurt.

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