New York Giants' VP-communications Peter John-Baptiste has moved to the Cleveland Browns in the same capacity, replacing Zak Gilbert, who left after a year.

John-Baptiste, who joined the Giants as an intern 17 years ago, also held community and media relations posts at the National Football League team.

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam called John-Baptiste a "high-quality individual" who handled the tough New York media market.

He also guided communications through two Super Bowl championship, which Haslam believes with be a major asset as the lowly Browns rebuild under new head coach Mike Pettine, who was defensive coach at the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, and college phenom quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The NFL reached out to John-Baptiste to assist in seven additional Super Bowls and a Pro Bowl.