The Browns today announced the addition of Matt Thomas as Vice President – Football Administration. He takes over the role previously held by Dawn Aponte, who accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins.
Thomas joins the club after spending the past 12 seasons with the Dolphins (1998-09), including 2009 as Vice President – General Counsel and Football Administration. During his tenure with the team he held numerous football administrative functions, which included assisting with the management of the salary cap, player contract negotiations, football budgeting and acting as a liaison with the NFL Management Council on salary cap compliance and other labor and legal matters. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Denver, University of South Dakota School of Law and the New York University School of Law.