Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown will be back with the Browns in an official capacity soon.

Brown, who was a consultant with the team before being demoted by team President Mike Holmgren in 2010 and then resigning, met with owner Jimmy Haslam here Monday night and the two finalized plans for his new role with the team. Brown had mostly been estranged from the Browns for two years before Haslam purchased the team and extended a hand.

"Jim Brown and I have spent a lot of time together," he said. "We spent about an hour together last night, and I think we've established a really good relationship and I think sometime over the next two or three weeks we'll formalize that relationship and Jim will play the appropriate role with the Cleveland Browns.

"I think he feels good about it and I think we feel good about it, and rightfully so. I've really enjoyed getting to know him, not just as a great football player, but as a man."

Haslam wouldn't reveal the new position because "it's a big deal and that's why I want to do it right. In the next couple of weeks we'll announce something."

In addition to serving as a consultant, Browns has worked as a liaison between the club and players.

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