As the shakeup inside the Cleveland Browns organization continues, another domino fell recently.
According to Dustin Fox of 92.3 The Fan and Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Browns agreed to part ways with director of college scouting Steve Malin.
Browns also parting ways with director of college scouting Steve Malin, as @DustinFox37 reported. Malin was a Dorsey hire.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 29, 2020
Malin worked for the Browns in the last two seasons as part of John Dorsey’s staff.
Not The Only Cut
Vice President of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith joined Malin out the door.
VP of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith leaves #Browns, as personnel department shakeup begins. Director of college scouting Steve Malin also out, source confirms. https://t.co/0s5leoTKxH
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) January 29, 2020
The Cleveland Browns and VP of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith have agreed to mutually part ways.
— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) January 29, 2020
According to Pete Smith of SI, assistant general manager Eliot Wolf’s future was up in the air.
However, Wolf was also asked to leave according to Mary Kay Cabot.
Updated: #Browns part ways with Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith and Steve Malin; HOFer Ron Wolf decries ‘out of control’ reliance on analytics to @mortreport https://t.co/3M7bXP4EB9
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 29, 2020
To replace Highsmith and Malin, there are reports that Berry could look to either Bobby Vega and Chisom Opara, who both worked for the Browns in the past.
Vega is currently a scout for the Baltimore Ravens, while Opara is a scout for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Final Dominos
When the Browns announced Andrew Berry signed a five-year extension, it was only a matter of time before the ex-regime was ousted.
Malin was a hand-picked commodity by Dorsey, who was replaced by Berry.
Now that he is gone, Berry will fill those positions with “his guys.”
Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith and Steve Malin’s departures came two days after the #Browns announced they would hire Andrew Berry as their next general manager. https://t.co/vXYq9x8dGm
— Mark Bergin (@mdbergin) January 30, 2020
Malin’s Resume For The Future
Malin has 19 years of experience in the NFL that includes the last two seasons with the Browns.
From 2001 to 2016, Malin was a member of the scouting staff for the New York Giants.
During his time with the Giants, New York advanced to the postseason seven times and won two Super Bowl titles.
Before entering the NFL, Malin was a regional scout for one season in the XFL.
At the collegiate level, Malin was an assistant coach for Southern Methodist (1994-1999) and East Texas State University (1993).
He left East Texas State University with a bachelor’s in kinesiology and a master’s at Southern Methodist in liberal arts.
It should not come as a surprise that Andrew Berry wants to fill the franchise with the personnel he trusts.
Berry is entering a position where he is the youngest GM in the league.
He is going to want to handpick his guys for the jobs that he feels are important.
In reality, the turnover for this organization should be surprising.
After all, history does repeat itself.
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