The Browns announced today that Fred Nance will fill a new role for the organization as its senior adviser and special counsel.
Nance served as general counsel for the Browns since December 2009 while remaining a partner at the Squire Sanders law firm, where he has practiced for 35 years. The Browns hired Sashi Brown earlier this month to serve as their new general counsel.
Nance will now work with Browns CEO Joe Banner, President Alec Scheiner and Brown on strategic and development matters.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Fred’s knowledge and expertise continue to serve our organization,” Banner said in a statement. “Fred’s track record as a top sports attorney is reflected in his having been a finalist for the position of NFL Commissioner in 2006. As a Cleveland native, Fred’s keen awareness of the local landscape has been invaluable for the franchise over the last several years, and we are thrilled that his passion for Cleveland and the Browns will continue to benefit our club.”
Bill Davis, who spent the past two seasons coaching linebackers for the Browns, interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive-coordinator position on Sunday, ESPN reported. Davis is also interviewing with the New York Jets today for their linebackers coach opening, the New York Post reported.
New Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton is scheduled to hold his introductory news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the team’s headquarters in Berea. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski is also scheduled to address the media at that time.