March 28, 2015

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Eagles’ Tom Heckert signs as GM for Browns

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert walks off the field after the team’s training camp workouts in 2006. (AP photo.)

Browns general manager Tom Heckert Jr., who was hired Monday, will be responsible for the 53-man roster. He will manage the personnel department and be in charge of the draft preparation. He will answer directly to president Mike Holmgren. “I’m the big boss. I get the say in everything,” Holmgren said with a laugh. “We’re Read More…

Scott Petrak: Sticking with Mangini not really all that crazy

The conspiracy theorists – present company included – didn’t hesitate to speculate once the Browns announced Eric Mangini would return as coach in 2010. • Keeping Mangini makes it much simpler for new president Mike Holmgren to return to coaching when he’s done fixing the rest of the organization. If Mangini fails, Holmgren can step Read More…

Mangini here to stay for another year

The traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper. Mike Holmgren bucked convention and gave Eric Mangini another year on the job. In turn, he surprised the football world. Holmgren, who agreed to become Browns president less than two weeks ago, was expected to fire Mangini and start fresh. Instead, he announced Thursday that Mangini Read More…

Mangini will return for 2010 season

CLEVELAND — Browns coach Eric Mangini will return for the 2010 season, a Browns spokeman confirmed Thursday afternoon. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news Thursday afternoon, adding that new president Mike Holmgren told the coaching staff it would return, too. Mangini met with Holmgren briefly Tuesday and again Wednesday and Thursday. Read More…

Mangini leaves Browns headquarters without word

Eric Mangini drove away from Browns headquarters Wednesday night as Browns coach. If he holds the job through today or beyond remains to be seen. Mangini didn’t stop to talk to reporters when he left the team facility in Berea around 5:35 p.m. He met with new president Mike Holmgren in the afternoon, reportedly for Read More…

Mangini’s fate? Still unknown

The Browns had nothing to report late Wednesday afternoon regarding president Mike Holmgren’s pivotal meeting with coach Eric Mangini. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the meeting began at 2 p.m. "We don’t have any updates," team spokesman Neal Gulkis said. Holmgren said Tuesday he hadn’t made up his mind whether to keep Mangini, and that Mangini Read More…

Holmgren hopes to have Mangini’s fate decided soon

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BEREA — Mike Holmgren had a busy first day as Browns president. He signed a contract, met employees, got situated in a makeshift office, held a 30-minute news conference in a packed media room and set up an interview for today with general manager candidate Tom Heckert. One thing he didn’t do was make a Read More…

Holmgren hire provides instant hope, credibility

BEREA — The arrival of “The Big Show” is a big deal. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. The next chapter in the history of the Browns began Tuesday when Mike Holmgren signed his contract as president. He recognized the gravity of the occasion, donning a suit and tie to go with his giant, sparkling Read More…

Holmgren: No decision yet on Mangini

BEREA — New Browns president Mike Holmgren hasn’t made a decision on coach Eric Mangini. They met briefly Tuesday during Holmgren’s first day on the job, but have a longer meeting set for Wednesday. "That’s an important question for the organization," Holmgren said in his introductory news conference. "I met with Eric briefly, but not Read More…

Mike Holmgren in Browns HQ; news conference at 4 p.m.

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President Mike Holmgren is in Browns headquarters and will be introduced at a news conference at 4 p.m. today, the team announced this morning. Holmgren is expected to announce the fate of coach Eric Mangini, who concluded his first year with the Browns on Sunday. A team spokesman said he didn’t know if Holmgren had Read More…