• Browns Restructure Front Office, Promote Ray Farmer to GM

    Summary of 40 articles · Updated Feb 14, 2014
    • Cleveland Browns fans can match new GM Ray Farmer acronym for acronym - Bud Shaw

      Browns' fans want a winner ASAP. In the meantime, they have kept their sense of humor if not managed to LOL about the goings-on in Berea.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Eric Metcalf: 'Ray Farmer will turn it around'

      General Manager Ray Farmer looks to take team to new heights within his role. On Thursday’s “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford,” co-hosts Vic Carucci and Nathan Zegura discussed the f...
    • Cleveland Browns' Mike Pettine was shocked by shakeup but confident he'll have "tremendous relationship'' with GM Ray Farmer (vi

      Browns head coach Mike Pettine admitted it was bittersweet for Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi to leave, but he's certain he'll have a great working relationship with new GM Ray Farmer.
    • Mike Pettine: “Overblown” that Ray Farmer wasn’t in interviews

      In the wake of the Browns’ decision to part ways with General Manager Mike Lombardi and CEO Joe Banner after the two men spent a year in their jobs, it was reported that new General Manager Ray Farmer did not take part in interviews with Mike Pettine be…
    • Cleveland Browns Daily examines new front-office structure

      On Tuesday, Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam announced Ray Farmer as the team's new General Manager. On Wednesday’s edition of “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford,” co-hosts Vic Carucci and N...
    • Sports Briefing | Football: Browns Executives Leave

      The team’s chief executive, Joe Banner, will step down in the next two months and General Manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • What Browns' front-office changes mean

      Senior Editor Vic Carucci says the shakeup of the Browns' front office is a leaner, more simplified organizational structure.
    • Browns Bringing In Bill Kuharich To Help Out Farmer

      With a number of moves already announced today, the Browns are making more, getting some help for new General Manager Ray Farmer as he takes over the Browns. Reports from ESPN state the team has brought in former Chiefs personnel man Bill Kuharich, who …
    • Source: Haslam wanted to give the reins to Farmer

      On Tuesday morning, teams were going about their ordinary offseason business, engaging in meetings regarding the draft and free agency. And then came the news that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had fired CEO Joe Banner and G.M. Mike Lombardi. In at least on…
    • Cleveland rocked; Philly ties still strong

      PHILADELPHIA -- Well, that was quick. Tuesday's events in Cleveland stunned observers around the NFL, but nowhere more than in Philadelphia. The Browns’ recent history has been strangely tied up with that of the Eagles, a phenomenon that continued with …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Haslam is anything but patient

      When Jimmy Haslam bought the Browns, everyone assumed he’d take a patient, long-term view toward rebuilding a franchise that has made it to the playoffs once since returning to the NFL in 1999. Everyone assumed wrong. Jimmy’s impatient, despite his tenu…
    • CLEVELAND BROWNS SHAKEUP: Joe Banner out as CEO, Mike Lombardi out as General Manager

      Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made a blockbuster announcement today, promoting Ray Farmer to general manager and revealing that CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Mike Lombardi will leave the team.
    • Ray Farmer called his shot with “redefine history books” remark

      Now that the Browns have made a seismic change to their front office, it’s worth remembering what led up to today’s ouster of CEO Joe Banner and General Manager Mike Lombardi. And in hindsight, it’s obvious new G.M. Ray Farmer knew what was coming. A we…
  • Joe Banner's departure from the Cleveland Browns came as a shock, but Mike Lombardi's didn't: Mary Kay Cabot's 7 observations

    Joe Banner's departure from the Cleveland Browns came as a complete shock, but the writing was on the wall for Mike Lombardi to leave. These and other observations from Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot.
    Source: cleveland.com
    • Fujita Feels Browns Got Better In Moves To Get Rid Of Banner, Lombardi

      Former Browns LB Scott Fujita has been outspoken about the issues surrounding the team this offseason, but seems to be on-board with the moves today if you read his Twitter account. Cleared out 2 impediments to progress, IMO. Makes Browns a more desirab…
      Source: brownsgab.com
    • Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi Out In Cleveland

      After a disastrous year capped off by a prolonged, embarrassing coaching search, the Cleveland Browns have cleaned house in the front office. CEO Joe Banner is "stepping down," and GM Michael Lombardi doesn't even get to pretend that he's leav…
      Source: deadspin.com
  • Farmer sidesteps questions about Mack and Ward

    Most four-win teams don’t have to worry much about whether to use the franchise tag, because they’re four-win teams. But the Browns are a four-win franchise with a pair of candidates for the franchise tag. In his introductory press conference, new G.M. …
    • Cleveland Browns and NFL Links: Safety T.J. Ward and center Alex Mack are keepers

      The Browns will have to make some decisions when it comes to free agents.
      Source: cleveland.com
  • Go Ahead and Laugh...

    ...but the Browns' latest overhaul was smart. Forget timing, all that matters is a bad team got it right.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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