Browns giving Jim Brown front-office position in Cleveland
The Browns are prepared to give legendary running back Jim Brown a front-office position in Cleveland.
Jim Brown is a Hall of Famer. He's an NFL legend and perhaps the greatest running back to ever play the game.
And now he's reportedly set to become a member of the Browns front office. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will introduce Brown as a member of the team's front office at a news conference Wednesday.
“It’s a big deal. It’s a nice peace,” a source told Grossi.
Peace is indeed nice for Brown and the Browns. The running back was previously associated with the front office as an advisor to former owner Randy Lerner. But he was offered what he called a reduced role when Mike Holmgren took over the team as president and that reduction clearly upset Brown, who said in a letter that Holmgren wanted him to be a "mascot."
The Hall of Famer also caused a stir when he said he thought that new Browns running back Trent Richardson was "ordinary" and not at all "outstanding."
Now it appears things are prepared to come full circle, with Brown taking his role back with the Browns after several years away. Regardless of how symbolic it might be, it's a strong move by the current regime.
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