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Mike Lombardi headed to Indy with group from Patriots

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Shortly after Mike Lombardi was fired as the Browns’ general manager last week, there were reports linking him to a job in the Patriots organization.

Those links had not led to a done deal by the end of last week and there has been no announcement from the Patriots, but it appears there’s some working relationship between Lombardi and the Patriots in place.

Several reporters traveling from Boston to Indianapolis for the combine report that Lombardi was with coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and the rest of the Patriots contingent at Logan Airport for what sounds like a football-centric flight on Wednesday. While there’s no confirmation of Lombardi’s hiring or role, he’s expected to serve in a special assistant-type role to help evaluate personnel.

Lombardi and Belichick have had a relationship dating back to their time together with the previous iteration of the Browns in the 1990s. Much has happened for both men since then, but it appears they’ll be working together once more.

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35 Responses to “Mike Lombardi headed to Indy with group from Patriots”
  1. green41563 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:16 PM

    Can anyone tell me why this guy’s always got a warm seat?

  2. bmorepositive123 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:16 PM

    You sure he didn’t sign a one day contract with the Jets first?

  3. thevikesarebest says: Feb 19, 2014 2:16 PM

    They are used to spying on people.#ourdynastywillbeuntainted#SKOL

  4. thevikesarebest says: Feb 19, 2014 2:17 PM

    They are used to spying on people.#ourdynastywillbeunquestioned.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 19, 2014 2:18 PM

    Mike declined to be interviewed on the way to the hotel. He was loaded down with all the other guys luggage, he still hadn’t grabbed the coffees, and it was his first day on the job.

  6. kwjsb says: Feb 19, 2014 2:20 PM

    Hopefully Bill won’t let him pic the plane tickets, otherwise they will pay too much and the plane will go to London rather than Indy

  7. ★ Steeler Nation is the greastest nation. History doesn't lie. As some of you youngsters say, "scoreboard!" The Steel Standard is the bar that we have set, the immense shadow that absorbs you all. Your fear, hatred, and jealous fuels us to #7. ★ says: Feb 19, 2014 2:20 PM

    We laughed.

  8. dickshotdogs says: Feb 19, 2014 2:23 PM

    I can’t wait for the comments…… Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that New England is going to fleece some team again, and find itself right back in the AFC Championship Game. At least.

  9. dietrich43 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:26 PM

    If they’re smart, they’ll use him as a Costanza. Do the opposite of whatever Lombardi suggests.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 2:28 PM

    The patriots haven’t won anything without spying or bogus last second pass interference calls.

    This mike lombardi stuff is so boring since tom brady will just choke and overthrow every receivers.

  11. theuglitruth says: Feb 19, 2014 2:29 PM

    The Pats were bad enough….now their drafts will just get worse!

  12. thebirdofprey2 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    Bill Bilicheck= Chuck D
    Michael Lombardi = Flavor Flav

  13. tvjules says: Feb 19, 2014 2:40 PM

    Colts fans just trembled in fear momentarily at the words… “Mike Lombardi headed to Indy…”

  14. mariorat says: Feb 19, 2014 2:41 PM

    Nooooooooooooooooooo

  15. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 2:41 PM

    Vicious insult to intelligent rap pioneer Chuck D.

  16. ianwetpantscom says: Feb 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    I’ll second on the “Costanza”

    #justsay’n

  17. jagsfan1 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    Pats best days are SO behind them…

  18. brownsclown says: Feb 19, 2014 2:45 PM

    Looks like parity will be returning shortly to the AFC East!

  19. doe22us says: Feb 19, 2014 2:46 PM

    Chris Christie??

  20. donmcg2012 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:47 PM

    Maybe he’ll grow some kahunas in New England. He sure didn’t have any in Cleveland.

  21. godofwine330 says: Feb 19, 2014 2:49 PM

    To be well connected. I mean, this guy is wrong on draft picks more often than the weather man is about the weather and yet he still has a paying job. Wow. Incompetent and still well paid.

  22. pastabelly says: Feb 19, 2014 2:58 PM

    Lombardi was saddled with Wheedon in Cleveland – not his fault. He even criticized the pick when he worked for NFL Network. He also unloaded Trent Richardson (drafted by some other meathead) for a 1st round pick. Hard to say he was that much of a screw up in Cleveland.

  23. wannabeqb says: Feb 19, 2014 3:08 PM

    So much hate from fans of other teams just because we contend for a place in the Super Bowl every year.

    The Vikings contend for the #1 overall pick.

  24. strokinmyego says: Feb 19, 2014 3:18 PM

    “The patriots haven’t won anything without spying or bogus last second pass interference calls.

    This mike lombardi stuff is so boring since tom brady will just choke and overthrow every receivers.”

    1990.

    One and done again Rustbelt. The Patriots had more success last year than your pathetic Bengals have had in over two decades!

    How does that make you feel?

  25. stoolerz says: Feb 19, 2014 3:23 PM

    I read the first part of the headline:Lombardi Heading To Indy” and started feeling bad for the Colts. Then I read as part of a Group with the Patriots, then I just started to laugh.

  26. killerskrew says: Feb 19, 2014 3:36 PM

    POOR Patriots fans.
    This is the guy that hated that the Browns drafted Josh Gordon. Wanted to trade him earlier this year. Lombardi is a train wreck as an evaluator.
    Bill just wants him around to buy the coffee.

  27. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 19, 2014 3:45 PM

    2013 Andy Dalton Stats:

    4293 yards – 33 td – 20 int – 6 fumbles

    2013 tom brady Stats:

    4343 yards – 25 td – 11 int – 10 fumbles

  28. oldcracker says: Feb 19, 2014 3:47 PM

    Dumbardi was seen in public?

    Maybe he WAS in Cleveland all along, just buried in a snow pile along Superior Ave.

  29. kordogg says: Feb 19, 2014 3:50 PM

    They would be better off with Falco Lombardi from Star Fox.

  30. zeedoubleyou says: Feb 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    Colts fans just trembled in fear momentarily at the words… “Mike Lombardi headed to Indy…”

    100% I did!

  31. littlestinger says: Feb 19, 2014 4:07 PM

    He’s trying to find the next Jamarcus Russell…

  32. bingobrown12 says: Feb 19, 2014 4:19 PM

    Yeah Yeah, and a year from now its” how do the Pats
    keep on winning” they must be cheating.

  33. harv44 says: Feb 19, 2014 4:33 PM

    Don’t know what part Lombardi played in the trade but I commend him for stiffing Indy with Richardson and getting a 1st round pick for Cleveland. I don’t think Joe Banner is bright enough to make that trade.

  34. theuncletodd says: Feb 19, 2014 5:11 PM

    Mike Lombardi = Super Genius
    just ask him

  35. phillycannon says: Feb 19, 2014 5:48 PM

    this guy still has a job?

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