It was a bit of a tongue twister for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to say “Vice President of Player Personnel” in the news conference when Mike Lombardi was hired. At least that’s what I assumed when he kept referring to Lombardi as the Browns’ new GM.
Well, now it appears that the confusion will be gone as Pro Football Talk reports that the Browns will change it.
Mike Lombardi will have his title changed to G.M. by the Browns.Ray Farmer will be hired as assistant G.M.Per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 5, 2013
As for Ray Farmer being the new Assistant GM, here’s the scoop. Farmer is a former 1996 fourth round draft pick out of Duke. He played for the Eagles from 1996-1998 and was most recently the Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs.