Sources: Joe Banner has final say

Updated: October 21, 2012, 1:44 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

The Cleveland Browns' transition of power will first be reflected in the way the organization handles the NFL's trade deadline, one week from Tuesday.

According to sources around the league, Cleveland's new CEO Joe Banner, not the Browns' braintrust of president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert, will have the final say on whether or not the Browns make any trades.

It is the surest sign of a shift in Cleveland. Any team that calls Cleveland to inquire about the ...

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