Last week, ESPN quietly announced that it had hired Jeremy Fowler away from to become a Cleveland-based NFL reporter. You might think he’s going to replace someone, however, in the press blurb, ESPN said Fowler would work in concert with current Browns beat reporter Pat McManamon.

Fowler’s primary assignment will be the NFL and will contribute to both TV and radio. But with two Cleveland-based NFL reporters, does this mean one will cover the game and the other be focused on Johnny Manziel?

There is precedence as ESPN hired Brian Windhorst out of Cleveland to follow the Miami Heat and LeBron James, but that only one reporter.

Will we see two stories out of Cleveland for every week’s game with one on the machinations of Johnny Football? That will be answered quite soon.

[ESPN MediaZone]

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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