There is Browns news not only on the field, but in the front office as well today. The team is promoting Glenn Cook to the position of assistant general manger, which is the same title Catherine Raiche will hold (Twitter links via Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports).
Cook, who has been with the Browns since 2016, will remain the team’s vice president of player personnel in addition to his new duties. A well-respected executive, his promotion comes after he received interest from multiple teams during this year’s GM hiring cycle.
One of those was the Bears, who interviewed him in January. The other was the Vikings, whom Cook met with one week later; Minnesota did hire from the Browns organization, but their preference was Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Still, Cook’s candidacy speaks to his reputation from inside and outside Cleveland, and suggests he may be in contention for a GM role in the near future.
In Raiche’s case, this news comes as little surprise. When it was reported she would be leaving the Eagles’ front office, reuniting with Andrew Berry in the process, it was widely believed she would be given the AGM position. With that being confirmed, she is well-positioned to continue her noteworthy climb up the NFL executive ladder.
As Jones notes, the Browns are putting themselves in a somewhat unique situation by employing multiple AGMs. Given the high regard both individuals are kept in, though, these moves should help the team in its attempt to become AFC contenders for both the sort- and long-term future.