Browns Shake Up Scouting Department

The Cleveland Browns announced that Hall of Fame wide receiver Paul Warfield, a longtime member of the team's scouting department, is retiring, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

Warfield, who played eight seasons for the Browns (1964-69, 1976-77), has been pondering his future with the club throughout the off-season. Warfield worked for the Browns' public relations department from 1981-87, and was a senior advisor to the general manager since 2004.

He is the second legendary member of the Browns organization to leave the front office in two weeks, as Jim Brown was stripped of his official title of Executive Advisor last week.

Browns owner Randy Lerner hired Mike Holmgren to be the team president, and former Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert was hired in January. Since Holmgren and Heckert's arrival in Berea, the Browns have added advisors, scouts, and personnel executives from the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Eagles, previous employers of both Holmgren & Heckert.

Speaking of the new hires, John Spytek was promoted to Director of College Scouting, replacing Pat Roberts, who was reassigned to senior national scout. The Browns also announced the hiring of Johnathan Stigall, who'll work as an area scout, a similar position he held with the Eagles from 2006-09.

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