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Browns Fire VP Sashi Brown, Will Keep Hue Jackson Amid Tumultuous Rebuild

Browns Fire VP Sashi Brown, Will Keep Hue Jackson Amid Tumultuous Rebuild

Jackson being safe at this time is something of a surprise given the context of the winless campaign but, in the end, it appears that Cleveland's leadership decided it was the roster, not the coaching, that is dooming the Browns at this point.

Brown, who was promoted to Executive Vice President of Football Operations upon the firing of Ray Farmer two seasons ago, forged a plan that was to remove the Browns from the dregs of the NFL's standings. Brown was named the team's top executive in 2016 by the Haslams.

What comes next for the Cleveland Browns front office now that Sashi Brown is out?

"We have great appreciation and gratitude for Sashi's commitment and leadership to our organization but believe transitioning to someone with strong experience and success in drafting and building consistently winning football teams is critical to the future of the Cleveland Browns". Brown, who headed the Browns personnel department for the past two years, was the Browns eighth general manager since the team returned to Cleveland in 1999.

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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.

Brown and Jackson appeared to be at odds over several roster decisions and Haslam figured his best course of action was to end the relationship rather than attempting to fix it.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns have "eyes on" former Chiefs GM John Dorsey.

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