(Berea) - The Browns today fired executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown, but head coach Hue Jackson will be staying for the upcoming season, despite having a record of only 1-27 during his time as coach.
In a written statement, team owner Jimmy Haslam said,
“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. Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster. 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. We have begun the process of having productive conversations regarding leadership of our football operations and will provide further updates when appropriate. We thank Sashi for all his hard work and dedication to the Cleveland Browns.”
Sashi Brown was promoted from executive VP/general counsel to executive VP of football operations in January of 2016. Jackson was hired 10 days later.
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