The Cleveland Browns have been searching for someone to handle their top personnel job as VP of player personnel. This week in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, team owner Jimmy Haslam, director of football operations Sashi Brown, and head coach Hue Jackson are all in attendance, but Cleveland was still looking for that VP of player personnel.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns have now found their man, as they will hire Colts pro scouting coordinator Andrew Berry for the position of VP of player personnel.
Browns are hiring Colts pro scouting coordinator Andrew Berry as VP of Player Personnel, per sources. This is the Browns' top personnel job.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 27, 2016
Berry spent the past seven seasons with the Colts, serving as the team's pro scouting coordinator for the past four years. During his first two years with the team he was a scouting assistant and then was elevated to the level of pro scout in 2011. Then in 2012, he took over the role of pro scouting coordinator. He played collegiate football at Harvard, where he was a two-time All-American at cornerback and a three-time First-Team All-Ivy League selection as a four-year starter.
Not a ton is known about Berry and what exactly he's been up to with the Colts in recent years, but the Browns were impressed enough with him that they are turning over the reigns to their personnel department to Berry. He will join former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton (now the Browns' assistant head coach) and former Colts offensive line coach Hal Hunter (now the Browns' offensive line coach) in Cleveland as the Browns have brought in a totally new coaching staff and management.