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Browns hire Michael Lombardi as VP of player personnel
Former analyst says he's happy to be back in Cleveland
by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

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(Left to right) Browns CEO Joe Banner, VP of Player Personnel Michael Lombardi and owner Jimmy Haslam address the media at Lombardi's introductory press conference Jan. 18, 2013 in Berea, Ohio.
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A day after hiring six coaches, the Cleveland Browns added another piece to the team’s leadership Friday.

Former executive and NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi is the Browns’ new vice president of player personnel.

Lombardi worked in the personnel department for the Browns from 1987 to 1996. He says he is ready to undertake the challenge of rebuilding the franchise.

Michael Lombardi talks about his return to the Browns

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“I stand before all of you very humbled and honored to be back in the Cleveland Browns organization. I think I can speak with authority – having been here before – I know how passionate the fans are, I know how important football is to northeast Ohio and I am really excited to show that I can do the job effectively.”

As an analyst for NFL Network, Lombardi heavily criticized some recent Browns draft picks – including starting quarterback Brandon Weeden.

Lombardi says he is coming to Cleveland with no pre-conceived notions, and all players on the roster need to be evaluated over the coming weeks.

He previously served under Browns CEO Joe Banner when both were with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998.

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