Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Browns hired Ray Farmer as
assistant General Manager on Tuesday and named Vice President-Player Personnel
Michael Lombardi the team's General Manager.
Farmer will work closely with Lombardi in helping manage both the professional
and college scouting departments.
"Ray is highly regarded in league circles as an outstanding evaluator of
talent," Browns CEO Joe Banner said. "We had the opportunity to meet with Ray
in our initial search for a general manager and came away extremely impressed.
I have known Ray since he played with us in Philadelphia, and I am familiar
with the type of person he is, his work ethic and his knowledge of the game.
We are very fortunate that we were able to add someone of Ray's caliber to our
Farmer spent the last seven seasons in Kansas City, where he was the Chiefs'
Director of Pro Personnel. Prior to joining the Chiefs, Farmer was a pro scout
for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-05.
Farmer played three seasons at linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
(1996-98) and appeared in just 32 games, including 16 starts, before a knee
injury ended his career.
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