Mike Holmgren has been a busy man since coming to Cleveland, as he has now brought on a new GM in Tom Heckert, who is coming over from the Philadelphia Eagles. Holmgren also hired Bryan Wiedmeier as the new executive vice president of business operations.
What probably enticed Wiedmeier the most into coming to Cleveland is the fact that he will now have final say on the draft and the 53-man roster, something that was in Andy Reid’s hands back in Philly. It also probably didn’t hurt that Heckert’s father was once employed by the Browns as a scout.
In other news, Holmgren also reiterated that head coach Eric Mangini, who has been retained for at least 2010, is essentially going to stick around if the team shows further improvements, which only makes sense.