Marc Weinreich
Tuesday May 28th, 2013

The Browns are expected to hire Jim Brown on Wednesday into an unspecified role. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) The Browns are expected to hire Jim Brown on Wednesday into an unspecified role. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

NFL Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown will be hired into an unspecified role on Wednesday with the Cleveland Browns, the team he led to an NFL Championship Game win in 1964 before retiring a year later as the team's career rushing leader with 12,312 yards and 106 touchdowns.

According to the report Tuesday from the Associated Press, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will introduce the nine-time Pro-Bowler at a press conference Wednesday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The hiring won't be Brown's first time with the organization in his post-playing career; in 2008, he worked as a senior adviser with the team but had his role eliminated by former team president Mike Holmgren. But during an alumni golf outing last summer, Brown met with Haslam, who had just purchased the team from Randy Lerner, and less than a year later the two sides appear to be on the verge of working together again.

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