Fired Kokinis reaches resolution

Updated: February 24, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CLEVELAND -- Fired Cleveland Browns general manager George Kokinis has resolved his grievance with the team.

The NFL issued a two-sentence statement through the Browns saying the grievance had been amicably resolved.

The terms were confidential. Kokinis was seeking more than $4 million on the balance of his five-year, $5 million contract with the Browns.

Kokinis was dismissed by the team on Nov. 2.

Kokinis, who previously worked in Baltimore, claimed the Browns fraudulently induced him to join the team under the representation that he would have control over all player personnel matters and report directly to owner Randy Lerner.

Mike Holmgren, who took over as team president Jan. 5, hired Tom Heckert away from the Eagles a week later to replace Kokinis.

Sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen that Kokinis is expected to return to the Ravens in a personnel capacity. He was the Ravens' pro personnel director before his ill-fated move to Cleveland.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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