Editor's note: Tony Grossi covers the Cleveland Browns for ESPN 850 WKNR.
Browns General Manager John Dorsey continues to reshape his personnel department.
Sources say at least two long-time personnel executives have departed, and one area scout.
Gone are Chisom Opara, Bobby Vega and Patrick Moore.
Coming soon to the personnel department may be Matt Wilhelm, co-host of the team’s daily radio show and a former NFL linebacker. Sources say Dorsey is considering adding Wilhelm in an unspecified capacity.
Opara was hired by the Browns in 2005 as an area scout. He was promoted in 2016 by the Sashi Brown regime to director of player personnel. Opara was a receiver at Princeton University and spent one training camp with the Baltimore Ravens.
Vega had been with the Browns for 14 years in different personnel department capacities. In 2016, he was promoted to director of scouting, at which time Brown described him as “one of the most respected college scouts on our staff for some time.”
Moore was hired as an area scout in 2013 by the Joe Banner-Mike Lombardi regime after spending five seasons on the coaching staff at Fordham University.