The Cleveland Browns, according to a league source, have asked the Eagles for permission to talk to Tom Heckert about their vacant general manager job. Another league source said a specific time and date has not been established for the interview.
Heckert, who has been with the Eagles since May of 2001 and has held the title of general manager since 2006, interviewed last offseason for the Atlanta Falcons' GM job, which went to former New England scouting director Thomas Dimitroff.
Although Heckert would like to have final say on personnel decisions, he has said in the past that he is happy with his role as the Eagles' general manager. Bob LaMonte, the agent for Heckert and Eagles coach Andy Reid, said his two clients continue to have an excellent working relationship.
Heckert has also said in the past that he would not take a job just to have final say on personnel decisions unless he felt strongly about the organization and it's commitment to winning. The Browns fired both general manager Phil Savage and head coach Romeo Crennel after finishing 4-12 and in last place in the AFC North this season.