Report: Heckert likely to be named Browns' GM

Eagles general manager Tom Heckert is likely headed to Cleveland to assume the same title with the Browns, league sources tell NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

The Eagles gave Heckert clearance to interview for the position last week.

The move is an interesting one for a couple reasons.

For starters, Mike Holmgren is expected to have final say on personnel decisions in Cleveland. That was the same situation here with Heckert and Andy Reid. It was assumed that when Heckert moved on, he'd be taking a role which allowed him to have the final say within an organization.

The other puzzling issue involved here stems from a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter last week. Schefter said at least part of the reason that Heckert didn't want the Browns job last year was because he wasn't interested in working with head coach Eric Mangini. But Holmgren reported last week that Mangini would stay on as head coach.

According to Lombardi's report, a formal announcement introducing Heckert is expected on Monday.

So what does this mean for the Eagles? Les Bowen of the Daily News suggested during the week that vice president of player personnel Howie Roseman would likely be Heckert's successor.

Roseman was promoted to his current post in May of 2008. He is in his 10th year with the organization, having previously held titles of: Salary cap/staff counsel, director of football administration and vice president of football administration.

Heckert joined the Eagles in 2001 as the director of player personnel. In 2006, he was promoted to general manager. And in 2008, he received a contract extension through 2011.

Earlier today, we published a post on Andy Reid's use of timeouts and a look at who's picking the Eagles in tonight's game.

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