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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:35:34 -0700
The Denver Broncos have suspended director of player personnel Matt Russell indefinitely without pay and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert one month without pay for their arrests for driving under the influence earlier this offseason. The team will offer both treatment if it is needed.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:37:43 -0700
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, president Joe Ellis and executive vice president of football operations John Elway are scheduled to meet Monday, July 15, to decide what punishment front office members Matt Russell and Tom Heckert should receive after being arrested for driving under the influence. Both are expected to receive lengthy suspensions and hefty fines.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:20:41 -0700
Tom Heckert, the Denver Broncos' director of player personnel, was arrested on June 11 and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Department.
Mon, 06 May 2013 19:38:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Denver Broncos hired Tom Heckert as director of pro personnel Monday, May 6.
Mon, 06 May 2013 18:38:05 -0700
The Denver Broncos hired Tom Heckert (Browns) Monday, May 6.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 07:18:48 -0800
Updating a previous item, former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert canceled an interview with the New York Jets regarding their general manager vacancy due to the team's bloated salary cap situation, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 04:57:09 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert canceled his interview with the New York Jets regarding their general manager vacancy late Friday, Jan. 4. Heckert was scheduled to interview with the team Monday, Jan. 7.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 08:52:16 -0800
The New York Jets will begin the process of looking for their next general manager this weekend. The known candidates for the position include former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert, San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble and Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey. Word on the street is that the Jets are telling GM candidates that they must be willing to keep head coach Rex Ryan for another year. Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen are other candidates.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:09:11 -0800
The New York Jets are scheduled to interview Tom Heckert (Browns) Saturday, Jan. 3, for their general manager opening if Heckert does not take the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:16:34 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is unlikely to stay with the team if they hire former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Reid said it's not necessary that he bring in former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert, though. Reid is also interested in working with Green Bay Packers director of operations John Dorsey in the GM role.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 07:09:14 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert could be hired by the Kansas City Chiefs if they hire head coach Andy Reid.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:46:13 -0800
The hang-up between the Arizona Cardinals and former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid could be because Reid is insisting that former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert come with him to Arizona.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 06:35:35 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is not under consideration for the Arizona Cardinals' general manager vacancy.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 04:32:51 -0800
The New York Jets will interview former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert for their general manager vacancy.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:20:26 -0800
The Cleveland Browns have fired general manager Tom Heckert.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 05:38:49 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert have yet to receive news on their jobs; however, according to sources, they are both expected to early Monday, Dec. 31.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:27:38 -0800
With a new team president and ownership, head coach Pat Shurmur is expected to be out of a job despite winning five games over the past 10 games. Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert are both believed to be on the chopping block. Potential candidates at the head coach spot are New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:45:55 -0800
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said he expects the team to make a decision on the future of head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert shortly after the end of the season.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:34:08 -0800
San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble is a candidate to become the next general manager of the Cleveland Browns, with the Browns expected to fire GM Tom Heckert after this season. However, Gamble isn't expected to accept the position if it's offered to him.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:39:31 -0800
The Cleveland Browns may decide to choose NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi as their next general manager if president Joe Banner and owner Jimmy Haslam decide to move on from current GM Tom Heckert. Speculation is that if Lombardi becomes the GM, he could lure University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban back to the NFL under the Browns. Saban has said that the only way he would return to the NFL is under Lombardi. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be candidates for the head coaching position in Cleveland if Saban doesn't come along.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:15:11 -0800
There is a chance that Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert could remain with the team next season, and the likelihood that the team brings in Michael Lombardi as the next GM has dwindled, according to NFL insiders. A move could hinge on whether Heckert will have control over the roster and the draft. Ownership has been impressed with Heckert but they have said CEO Joe Banner will be involved in player personnel.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:14:50 -0800
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Joe Banner said the team likely will make decisions on general manager Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur shortly after the end of the season. Banner said he has people in mind if the team decides to make changes but does not have any lists.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:50:41 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert has told people close to him that he believes he'll lose his position with the team at the end of the season, and Heckert was making calls to friends around the league as early as August about potentially landing on another team's personnel staff in 2013.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:06:43 -0700
Former Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner is part of the group led by Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslem III to purchase the Cleveland Browns. It is believed Banner would take over for president Mike Holmgren. Banner has had a past relationship with general manager Tom Heckert during their time with the Eagles, and Heckert's job is believed to be safe.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 05:22:02 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team still has time to address their receiving corps in the NFL Draft. "We still have some picks left and some guys we like," Heckert said. "We'll see what happens after tomorrow and discuss it if we don't have any." Heckert added, however, that he didn't want to take a receiver just to take one.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:20:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team is unanimous on the player they'll select with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Heckert wouldn't reveal the player's identity, but based on the team's current needs, it's safe to assume the Browns are considering Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon. Heckert said the Browns need "guys who can score points." He described both players as "class guys."
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:28:54 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said it "wouldn't affect us that much" if the Minnesota Vikings traded their No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft because the Browns would be happy with several players at No. 4. Heckert didn't indicate who he'll take, but he has praised Alabama RB Trent Richardson and Louisiana State CB Morris Claiborne. The Browns also worked out Southern California OT Matt Kalil twice.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:18:30 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said he would prefer to keep the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft and that he would probably not trade down more than a few spots. However, when pressed on the subject, Heckert would not rule out trading out of the top 10.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:51:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert reportedly loves Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon and that would be his pick with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft; however, president Mike Holmgren is still trying to decide with finality if Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill is the franchise quarterback worth taking.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:12:48 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said that the team is seriously considering roughly five prospects with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:33:14 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said during the NFL owners meetings Monday, March 26, that he's already had a few feelers about the team's No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. However, Heckert added, "It's still really early."
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 06:14:43 -0700
The Cleveland Browns could pursue Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb after losing out on the possibility to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III in the NFL Draft. General manager Tom Heckert drafted Kolb with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 and thinks he can still be a successful NFL quarterback. "I still think Kevin is going to be a good player," Heckert said. "Time will tell on that. He hasn't really played a whole lot. Even last year he was hurt."
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 07:55:30 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said there are four college quarterback prospects the team could select in the NFL Draft. "There are four quarterbacks we feel comfortable saying will be really good," Heckert said. He wouldn't elaborate beyond Stanford QB Andrew Luck and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, but he spoke glowingly of Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:25:45 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said general manager Tom Heckert underwent heart surgery to clear a blockage. Heckert is doing well in his recovery and is expected to be at the team's facility Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:24:12 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is not at the NFL Scouting Combine because he reportedly underwent a serious surgery. Heckert is expected to make a full recovery.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:38:34 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team is open to trading down in the NFL Draft. "If you can get the same guy, or the same level of guy (lower than No. 4 overall), why wouldn't you trade down?" Heckert said.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:02:29 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert said the team is not expected to spend a lot of money on a free agent quarterback this offseason.
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:27:42 -0700
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent DL Robaire Smith (spine) said he would like to re-sign with the team if they are interested. "It's something I'm shooting for and that I'd love to do," Smith said. "(General Manager) Tom Heckert said before the lockout that they'd be interested, but they were waiting to see my medical report. It came out right before the lockout, so there wasn't too much they could say then." Smith has recovered from a bruised spine.
Sun, 24 Apr 2011 11:49:19 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the team has two players on their wish list for their first-round draft choice and if neither are there, they will try to trade down, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:02:21 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said it is unlikely that the team will trade up in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft but has checked in with the teams in front of them, reports Scott Petrak, of The Chronicle-Telegram.
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 07:04:28 -0700
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said the Browns have talked to the St. Louis Rams about the availability of the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:12:46 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns said they will not operate under a self-imposed spending limit for the 2010 season. With the NFL salary cap removed, in all probability, for the 2010 free-agent signing period beginning March 5, some teams have said they will operate under a spending limit. The Browns, however, said they will spend money but spend it wisely. "We'll spend what we think we need to spend and be smart about it," General Manager Tom Heckert said. "We're going into it thinking we'll do what we need to do." Heckert said owner Randy Lerner has not given him a salary figure to not exceed. "You just have to be smart, how you allocate money and be prepared for what's going to happen in the future ... which is unknown," Heckert said.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 21:02:39 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert was impressed by University of Florida QB Tim Tebow. Heckert liked the way Tebow competed at the Senior Bowl. Heckert said, "I think it's great that he went. He's a competitor and he wants to show what he can do. I thought it was great that he showed up, I really did. Because he knew what was going to happen." Heckert disagrees with critics who say Tebow can't play quarterback in the NFL. Heckert added, "Everything besides actually playing the position, he's got it all. He's everything you want, the greatest kid in the world. People can knock him all they want, but he won a ton of games. And they didn't just run the ball. He threw the ball and threw the ball well."
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:38:22 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert has dismissed the team's entire four-man pro personnel department of Steve Sabo, Keith O'Quinn, Jim Jauch and James Kirkland.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:08:26 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert likely will look to upgrade at the quarterback position during the offseason.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:17:45 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert will have authority over the NFL Draft and the makeup of the 53-man roster, according to team president Mike Holmgren.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:43:46 -0800
Scout.com's Adam Caplan reports the Cleveland Browns named Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert as their new general manager Monday, Jan. 11.
Sat, 09 Jan 2010 08:23:19 -0800
NFL.com reports Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert will likely be named the Cleveland Browns' next general manager, league sources have told Michael Lombardi, of NFL Network. An announcement is expected Monday, Jan. 11.
Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:25:24 -0800
Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert has canceled his interview with the Seattle Seahawks, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Heckert has already interviewed with the Cleveland Browns.
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:37:16 -0800
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks have asked the Philadelphia Eagles for permission to interview general manager Tom Heckert.