Hue Jackson focused on Browns' turnaround after Sashi Brown's dismissal

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

It appears, however, that culture will need to be changed without the help of Sashi Brown, now the team's former general manager.

In a move unlikely to shock many, the Cleveland Browns fired Sashi Brown, their executive vice president of football operations, on Thursday.

"Hue Jackson will remain our coach and will return for the 2018 season but we feel it is necessary to take significant steps to strengthen our personnel department".

Cleveland will begin its search for a new general manager immediately, and ex-Kansas City Chiefs GM Ken Dorsey is a leading candidate, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini.

In addition to only winning one game so far in the last two seasons, the Browns also reportedly botched a trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J.

Winless thus far this season, the Browns own a 1-27 mark under the watch of Brown, who was hired to run the front office on January 3, 2016.

Freshly deposed Sashi Brown released a statement thanking Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam for the opportunity he had with the franchise. "I think we can turn this thing, and that is what I came here for is to get this organization turned around".

Brown joined the organization in 2013 and was promoted to VP in 2016. A year later, the Texans selected Watson at No. 12, after the Browns yet again traded down in Round 1. He stockpiled draft choices and freed up cap space to help ensure the Browns' future is bright.

"Sashi is a good person", Jackson said. Now the Browns can cross off that route knowing Brown tried a different approach and can move on to something else.

"I'm just trying to digest everything", said 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, who was lost for the season with a triceps injury. "My job is to coach this football team, try to get this team to where it needs to be and hold this group together and hold our coaching staff accountable to be the best we can be". "I think Hue's a great coach and it's important to have that consistency, especially for all the young players we have".

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