Browns Fire Head Of Personnel Sashi Brown; Head Coach Hue Jackson Safe

Browns Fire Head Of Personnel Sashi Brown; Head Coach Hue Jackson Safe

A person familiar with the decisions says the Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown, the club's vice president of football operations.

Oddly enough, this comes a day after embattled head coach Hue Jackson made some remarks about the team building its roster moving forward.

"Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction", Haslam said. The team now holds 10 picks for 2018. It's never too early to start planting the seeds of a culture change that could help Cleveland emerge from the depths of football next season.

Haslam said Jackson will return next season, "but we feel it is necessary to take significant steps to strengthen our personnel department". "We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate".

Haslam saying that Jackson will return in 2018 is probably the most surprising development.

The next GM will be the Browns' ninth since 1999, and will be the fourth leader of the front office that Haslam has hired since his purchase of the team from Randy Lerner was approved by the league's owners on October 16, 2012. The Browns have two picks in the first round and three in the second round in the 2018 draft. That was the only firing Jimmy Haslam administered Thursday, though, as the Browns' owner announced Hue Jackson will remain the team's coach in 2018.

Brown was named the team's top executive by the Haslams during an overhaul following the 2015 season. The team didn't submit the required paperwork to the league in time to complete the deal before the deadline on October 31, and the clumsy misstep may have been the final straw for Brown.

Brown's regime has been marked with strikeouts at the quarterback position, namely trading out of the No. 2 spot in the 2016 National Football League draft as Philadelphia moved up to select Carson Wentz.

Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi also tweeted that Dorsey is the "leading candidate" for the Browns GM job.

The Browns then moved out of the No. 12 spot in the 2017 draft, allowing the Houston Texans to select Deshaun Watson.

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