As expected, the Patriots have hired former Browns G.M. Mike Lombardi.
The club announced Thursday that Lombardi will be an assistant to the coaching staff.
Lombardi had reportedly traveled to the Combine with New England officials.
Lombardi was the Browns’ General Manager in 2013. The club parted ways with Lombardi and CEO Joe Banner last week and promoted Ray Farmer to G.M.
Lombardi worked with Patriots coach Bill Belichick in Cleveland from 1991-1995.