Patriots add Lombardi to staffPosted:
The Patriots have made it official, adding Michael Lombardi to their organization today. Here's the full release from the team.
The New England Patriots have announced the following addition the coaching staff on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today the addition of Michael Lombardi as an assistant to the coaching staff. Lombardi brings 23 years of NFL experience as a front office executive, most recently serving as general manager for the Cleveland Browns in 2013.
Lombardi joined the NFL personnel ranks in 1984, spending three seasons (1984-86) in the personnel department of the San Francisco 49ers. He then spent nine seasons (1987-95) with the Cleveland Browns as a scout, pro personnel director and director of player personnel. Lombardi then spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997-98) in the personnel department before joining the Oakland Raiders for eight seasons (1999-2007) in the player personnel department.
Outside of the front office, Lombardi has held multiple positions as a collegiate coach, analyst, reporter and writer throughout his career, including time as analyst with NFL network and NFL.com.
Lombardi was a three-year letterman (1979-81) as a defensive lineman at Hofstra University.