There are four major transaction windows in the NFL primarily impacting four different groups:
- Right after the season – Coaching and head of front office changes are made, generally, shortly following the end of a regular season.
- NFL league year opens – When the NFL league year opens, veteran players are on the move in free agency and via trades.
- NFL draft – A short time later, the NFL draft (and undrafted free agency) hits with college prospects joining the ranks of the NFL.
- After the NFL draft – Even on teams that make moves at the top of their front office, generally, scouts and other front office moves are saved until after the NFL draft.
For the Cleveland Browns, their front office is seen as a place ripe to pull people from with promotions and raises. Under Andrew Berry, the Browns have put together a staff full of interesting, mostly young, executives that other teams are interested in.