posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 07:28 PM
Phil Savage was hired as general manager of the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Savage joins the Browns as senior vice president and general manager and
will be in charge of a team that is coming off a 4-12 season.
"The Cleveland Browns got better today," Ravens vice president Ozzie Newsome said. "It's just like when Marvin Lewis left us to go to Cincinnati - it
just makes our jobs tougher."
The club said Savage will be introduced at a news conference on Friday.
The 39-year-old grew up in Mobile, AL and attended the University of the South before starting his coaching career.
After working as tight ends coach for Alabama and UCLA, Savage was hired in 1991 by then-Browns coach Bill Belichick as a defensive assistant to Nick
In 1994, Savage was named an area scout for the Browns and a year later became a national scout. When the team moved to Baltimore in 1996, Savage was
named director of college scouting and spent the past two seasons as director of player personnel.