Holmgren adds Haskell as advisor

Published 1:55 am Thursday, February 11, 2010

CLEVELAND — Former assistant coach Gil Haskell has been hired to be Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren’s senior adviser.

Haskell and Holmgren previously worked together with the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. The Browns on Wednesday did not specify the 66-year-old Haskell’s role.

Holmgren took over as Cleveland’s president last month.

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Haskell served as Holmgren’s offensive coordinator for nine seasons in Seattle, and spent the final two seasons as assistant head coach. Before joining the Seahawks, Haskell was Carolina’s offensive coordinator for two seasons.

With the Packers, Haskell coached running backs and wide receivers.