Just minutes before the Browns kick off the season against the Eagles, reports have surfaced that former Philly football executive Joe Banner will be joining the Browns in late October. Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that Banner would come on board as soon as new owner Jimmy Haslam takes full ownership of the Browns.
Also, should have mentioned on air, Joe Banner will become top exec for Browns next month when Jim Haslam takes over as owner …
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 9, 2012
Banner has long been rumored as a potential exec for the new Browns regime. La Canfora also reported that he had been advising Haslam since before the first meeting with Randy Lerner. He is heralded as a key component of Eagles turnaround and their ascendance to consistent contention. He’ll join back up with GM Tom Heckert, who he worked with in Philly. This adds fuel to the fire that President Mike Holmgren is on his way out.