Former Colts GM Ryan Grigson Joining Browns Front Office as Advisor

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Former Colts GM Ryan Grigson hired by Cleveland Browns as an advisor. | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

After finding a new head coach and a replacement for ex-GM John Dorsey, the Cleveland Browns continue to bring in fresh faces ahead of what's expected to be a busy free agency and draft.

Perhaps the Browns' biggest move this offseason so far has been the hiring of 32-year-old GM Andrew Berry, who helped bait a former NFL scout and executive back to Cleveland.

Ryan Grigson, a former Senior Personnel Executive for the team in 2017, got his start in scouting for ten years before landing a promotion into the Philadelphia Eagles' front office. From 2012 to 2015, Grigson was GM of the Indianapolis Colts.

Berry overlapped with Grigson in both Indianapolis and Cleveland in their young careers, so it was a no-brainer to bring back a close acquaintance as an advisor and consultant gearing up for the offseason. Grigson is expected to be offered a full-time position following the draft.

Berry is going to need help if he wants the Browns to improve in his first season as a GM, and someone like Grigson on the inside could be exactly what he needs. Together they're tasked with building out this young Cleveland roster into a team that can compete for the AFC North title.