MIKE HOLMGREN OUT AS BROWNS PRESIDENT
New Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam isn't waiting to have an impact on how his team operates.
Approved only Tuesday by the NFL as an owner, Haslam will name Joe Banner the team's CEO and president and current president Mike Holmgren will leave the organization after this season. The story was originally reported by by ESPN's Ed Werder and has since been confirmed by the team.
Holmgren will stay on staff to help with the transition, but Banner, a former president of the Philadelphia Eagles, will assume his new position when the team's sale to Haslam becomes official on Oct. 25.
Holmgren joined the Browns in January 2010, and is the executive who hired current coach Pat Shurmur, whose team started 0-5 this season before winning Sunday against Cincinnati. Haslam has said that the Holmgren-Banner shift is the only personnel move he will make this season, according to ESPN.
Haslam purchased the team for $1 billion for Randy Lerner.