Just hours after firing executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown earlier on Thursday, the Cleveland Browns have hired John Dorsey as their new general manager, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Dorsey is expected to be named to his new role with the team on Friday at an introductory press conference.
Dorsey most recently served as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-16. Back in June, the Chiefs moved on from the 57-year-old, instead opting to turn the reins over to Brett Veach for the 2017 season.
Before he ever moved into a front office role, Dorsey was a fourth-round draft pick of the Packers out of the University of Connecticut. He spent five seasons as a linebacker and special teams player with the franchise, with his career coming to an end in 1989 due to knee injuries.
He wouldn’t have to go far to continue his foray into football, taking a job as a college scout for the Packers in May 1991. He remained in his role until 1997 when the team named him the director of college scouting.
Dorsey departed for a year to become the director of player personnel with the Seattle Seahawks, before returning to his roots and taking back his old job at the head of college scouting from 2000-2011. Just prior to his departure for Kansas City, he spent a single year as the director of football operations.
He takes over a Browns team that has gone a combined 1-27 over the past two seasons.