The Cleveland Browns have hired Andrew Berry as their general manager executive vice president.
Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot was the first to report the news.
As reported here first, #Browns are hiring Andrew Berry to be their GM and Executive Vice President https://t.co/IW5PbkDK4l
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 27, 2020
Berry, 32, is set to become the Browns’ 16th general manager and the sixth since the Haslam family purchased the team in 2012.
The Browns are expected to officially announce the hiring of Berry soon.
In 2019, Berry worked as the Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations.
Berry will try to become the longest-tenured Browns’ general manager under the Haslams.
Typically, Browns’ general managers last about two seasons.
The Browns will pair Berry with new head coach Kevin Stefanski, whom the team hired earlier this month.
Berry spent three seasons as the Browns vice president of player personnel from 2016-2018.
During that span, the Browns had an 8-39 record.
Berry was one of three known candidates to have interviewed for the job along with Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton and New England Patriots director of scouting Monti Ossenfort.
Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds declined the Browns’ interview request.
Cabot reported Berry was a favorite of Browns Chiefs Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta.
Before going to Cleveland in 2016, Berry worked for the Colts from 2009-2015.
During Berry’s Indianapolis tenure, the Colts won four AFC South titles, made five postseason appearances and appeared in Super Bowl XLIV.
Berry played cornerback at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in computer science.
As a cornerback, Berry started all four years at Harvard and earned All-Ivy League honors three times.
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