The Browns are expected to hire Redskins director of pro personnel Morocco Brown, a source confirmed Tuesday.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Brown will receive a promotion to vice president of player personnel. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, however, said Brown could be named assistant general manager to Ray Farmer.
Whatever Brown’s title ends up being, the move has apparently been in the works for days, if not longer. Brown reportedly has been in Cleveland for several days and attended the Browns’ rookie camp last weekend.
Brown had worked in the Redskins’ front office since 2008, coordinating the advance scouting of opponents, contributing to draft meetings and identifying potential free agent and trade targets. The Redskins’ website credits him with assisting in the acquisition Pierre Garçon, Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen as well as landing undrafted players such as Darrel Young and Kai Forbath.
Highly regarded around the NFL, Brown has been considered a rising star in the management ranks. He interviewed for the general manager positions in Tampa Bay in January and Arizona last year but was not hired by either club.
If the Redskins chose to fill the position vacated by Brown from within, one candidate could be Doug Williams, who was hired in February as a personnel executive.
In Cleveland, Brown will be reunited with Kyle Shanahan, who was hired his offseason as the Browns’ offensive coordinator.