All signs still point to George Kokinis becoming the Cleveland Browns’ general manager.
Citing “two sources close to the situation,” the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday that the Browns fired director of player personnel T.J. McCreight and could announce Kokinis as his replacement as soon as today. McCreight held an important role for the Browns, the Plain Dealer says:
- McCreight, who spent eight seasons with the Ravens before joining former Browns GM Phil Savage in Cleveland, had virtually the same role here that Kokinis had in Baltimore. He assisted in pro scouting, advanced upcoming opponents, oversaw unrestricted free agency and assisted in NFL draft preparations. He also helped negotiate the contracts of some draft picks.
As the Plain Dealer notes, McCreight was the highest-ranking personnel man left in the organization after former GM Phil Savage was fired.