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Salary-cap experts Thomas, Aponte trade Browns, Dolphins jobs

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins have swapped salary-cap experts.


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On Monday, the Browns hired Matt Thomas as their vice president of football administration. He replaces Dawn Aponte, who accepted the position of senior vice president of football operations with the Dolphins.

Thomas spent 12 seasons with the Dolphins, most recently serving as a vice president. In Miami, he worked under president Bryan Wiedmeier, who recently joined the Browns as their executive vice president of business operations.

Aponte spent one year with the Browns and was their chief negotiator on contracts. She previously served on the NFL's management council and also worked for the New York Jets with Bill Parcells, her new boss in Miami.

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