The Browns have parted ways with senior national scout Pat Roberts, a source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.

ESPN Cleveland WKNR (850-AM) first reported the news today.

Roberts joined the Browns in 2005 as a national scout. He became their director of college scouting in 2009 and served as their senior national scout the past three years. He spent seven years working in the Chicago Bears' scouting department before coming to Cleveland.

The departure of Roberts is likely the beginning of a shakeup in the organizationís scouting department. Scouts typically have contracts that expire shortly after the NFL Draft, which ended this past weekend.

The new regime has brought in plenty of new people since its arrival, and the scouting department obviously wonít be an exception.

College area scout Bob Welton left the Browns before the draft to become the University of Tennessee football program's director of player personnel.