GREEN BAY - The Cleveland Browns reached into the Ted Thompson tree this week by hiring Glenn Cook, a pro scout for the Green Bay Packers, and naming him their assistant director of scouting.
Cook spent the last four seasons in the pro personnel department for the Packers after joining the organization in May of 2012. His responsibilities included evaluating both college and pro players, preparing advance scouting reports for future opponents and overseeing tryouts for throughout the year. Cook and Chad Brinker served as the Packers' pro scouts last season.
The Browns announced the acquisition of Cook and several other staff members on Tuesday.
"We are fortunate to be able to add Glenn to our personnel department,” said Sashi Brown, executive vice president of football operations for the Browns. “He is a highly-regarded, bright scout that has been a part of a very successful scouting environment in Green Bay. He will bring a fresh perspective to our group and we are excited to have him on our staff.”
Cook, 31, joined the Packers after an 11-month stint with the Indianapolis Colts, where he worked as a scouting assistant and earned his first experience in the NFL in 2011.
Prior to joining the Colts, Cook worked in various roles at the University of Miami, his alma mater. He served as a graduate assistant and was assigned to the linebackers and defensive line. In 2010, Cook broke down game film for the Hurricanes on a volunteer basis.
Cook was a four-year letter winner at Miami during a career that stretched from 2004-08. He appeared in 47 games as a linebacker, starting 17, and finished with 185 career tackles, including 23.5 tackles for loss.
Though he was not selected in the 2009 NFL draft, Cook was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball draft that same year. He appeared in 34 games for the Cubs' rookie-league team in Arizona.