September 2, 2014

Holmgren is out in Cleveland

Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren is being forced out in

Mike Holmgren

Cleveland.

Jimmy Haslam was introduced as the Browns’ new boss after NFL owners unanimously approved his $1-billion purchase from Randy Lerner. 

Haslam followed the approval of the owners by announcing that former Eagles president Joe Banner would become chief executive officer.  That move takes effect Oct. 25th.

Haslam said he plans no other personnel changes before the 2013 season.

Holmgren is expected to stay on for the rest of the season to help with the transition.  He led the Packers to the 1996 NFL championship and lost in the Super Bowl the next season to Denver. 

Since Holmgren arrived in Cleveland, the Browns have gone 10-28.  They won for the first time this season, last Sunday against Cincinnati.