- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns have added longtime NFL executive Bill Kuharich to their front office.

Kuharich, who previously worked for New Orleans and Kansas City, has been hired as an executive chief of staff in Cleveland. He worked with Browns general manager Ray Farmer as a consultant for this year’s draft.

Kuharich will have a pivotal role in personnel and aid Farmer with personnel moves.

Farmer said he wanted to expand Kuraich’s role. Farmer credited Kuharich with getting him his start with the Chiefs and considers him “more than mentor. He’s helped me become better at scouting players, better at being a father, and better at living life.”

Kuharich is the son of the late Joe Kuharich, a longtime college and NFL head coach and executive.

At one point in his career, Kuharich served as the Saints president, general manager and chief operating officer.

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