Cleveland Browns general manager Sashi Brown said Tuesday the team won’t rely on a registration agency in 2018.
Brown’s comments came in an interview with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
The Browns are set to become the first NFL team to register with FCA, a global financial services firm that provides registration services to professional sports teams.
The league is looking at ways to streamline its registration process.FCA has been working with the league to address some of its registration issues.
Brown said that the team has asked for the registration agency to be added to the roster.
The Browns did not name a specific name.
The club will retain the same agent and agent registration team it used last year, Brown said.
The signing of free agent defensive end Mychal Kendricks from the New York Jets in free agency made it easier for the Browns to get into the registration process for agents and agents registered with FCS agents.
The Cleveland Browns signed Mychal James Kendricks to a contract extension with an option for an eighth year, which would pay him $23 million in 2019.
The deal includes $6 million guaranteed, according to a league source.
James is the team’s third-leading pass rusher behind Kendricks and Cameron Erving.
The decision to use a registered agent, which the NFLPA had long advocated, is in keeping with its recent history of relying on registration agents.
Brown reiterated that stance Tuesday.