The Cleveland Browns are looking to hire Catherine Raîche for an “undisclosed high-ranking position,” according to Tony Grossi of The Land On Demand.
Raîche currently serves as the vice president of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles and is believed to be the highest-ranking female personnel staff member in the NFL. According to Grossi, Raîche “essentially could serve as Browns assistant general manager” in this new role.
The Montreal native was promoted to her current role in Philadelphia in May 2021 and has been be involved in all areas of football operations and player personnel, including pro and college scouting, contract management, player and staff development, and football research. She previously served as the Eagles football operations and player personnel coordinator for two seasons.
Before joining the Eagles, the 33-year-old spent five years in the CFL working for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes and held the title of assistant general manager with the Als.
Raîche was hired by Jim Popp, then the general manger of the Alouettes, as an unpaid intern in 2015. Following the season, Popp offered her a paid job as coordinator of football administration. When Kavis Reed replaced Popp before the 2017 season, he promoted Raîche to assistant GM responsible for daily operations, managing the salary cap, determining the value of players and handling contractual duties.
She has a law degree from the University of Sherbrooke and was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in 2012. She practised corporate and tax law for three years at the law firm Gascon & Associates but left to achieve her pro football dream.