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Browns making play for Eagles’ Catherine Raiche

The Browns intend to make a landmark addition to the front office.

They want to hire Catherine Raiche away from the Philadelphia Eagles for a top spot in the personnel department, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram.

Raiche is already the highest-ranking woman in personnel across the NFL and would likely receive a promotion with the Browns. She would work closely with general manager Andrew Berry.

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Raiche spent the last three seasons with the Eagles, including 2021 as vice president of football operations in which she was involved in all areas of football operations and player personnel, including pro and college scouting, contract management, player/staff development and football research. She was promoted from football operations/player personnel coordinator.

Berry worked with Raiche in 2019 during his lone season with the Eagles. USA Today’s Jori Epstein reported Berry has mentored Raiche and previously pursued hiring her.

The Browns have a high-level opening because vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah was hired as Vikings general manager after two seasons with the team. Raiche also interviewed for the GM job in Minnesota.

Philadelphia’s Susan Tose Spencer in the 1980s is the only woman to be a GM in NFL history. Her father, Leonard Tose, owned the team.

The Browns are proud of the diversity of their organization, including Callie Brownson, chief of staff/assistant receivers coach. She became the first female coach in franchise history and the first female position coach in NFL history when she served as acting tight ends coach during a game in 2020.

Raiche is from Montreal and left a job in law to pursue a career in professional sports. She worked in the Canadian Football League for five years before joining the Eagles, including as assistant GM with Montreal and director of football administration with Toronto.

“If you’re a student of the game, you’re a student of the game — regardless of who you are. And that’s who I am,” Raiche told USA Today last year. “For the longest time, I feel like we’ve picked out of 50 percent of the pool … but if you open the pool to 100 percent, you may get really, really qualified candidates.

“I hope we get more and more and more — and not just get them in, but also help them grow.”

Tony Grossi of was first to report Cleveland’s interest.

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