Broncos name Heckert director of pro personnel

The Denver Broncos have named Tom Heckert director of pro personnel.

Heckert most recently served as general manager for the Cleveland Browns from 2010-12 and in the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2006-09.

"With more than 20 years' experience in the NFL, Tom brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and insight to our personnel department," said Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway. "He has worked in several different capacities for multiple teams and his diverse background in talent evaluation will be a strong resource for the Broncos.

Heckert was a member of the Miami Dolphins' front office from 1991-2000, serving as a scout and director of pro personnel, then joined the Eagles in 2001. He first worked as the director of player personnel and vice president of player personnel in Philadelphia before becoming GM in 2006.