Sources: Browns have hired former private investigator Kathleen Wood to scouting staff
The Cleveland Browns have hired Kathleen Wood as a pro and college scouting fellow, two sources told Yahoo Sports.
Wood was the first scout for the Senior Bowl last year, where she covered the southeastern territory for the All-Star game before the draft.
After Wood started her own private detective practice, which she practiced for 16 years, she left the company five years ago to start soccer scouting. She spent time as a scouting fellow and intern at the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles before her senior bowl stint.
"I just want to combine my investigative skills with my assessment skills," Wood said last year when she was announced to Jim Nagy's Senior Bowl employees. "I've spent a lifetime finding and getting information, and I'm trying to incorporate that into my background and character ratings."
Although Wood would not comment on this story, it is believed that it was discontinued earlier this month.
In January, the Browns named Callie Brownson the first coach in the team's history. Brownson is Kevin Stefanski's new chief of staff.
General Manager Andrew Berry overhauled his staff this off-season, including announcing former Colts GM Ryan Grigson as the Browns senior football advisor and hiring former NFL recipient Rod Streater, who played for the Browns in 2018, as a scouting assistant.
Girl scouts are still relatively rare in the NFL, although this has changed in recent years. The 49ers made Salli Clavelle the only full-time scout in the league, and Clavelle said she wanted to become GM one day.
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