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Browns Fire Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown

Paul DePodesta (left) and Sashi Brown at their introductory press conference January, 2016.
Paul DePodesta (left) and Sashi Brown at their introductory press conference January, 2016.
Paul DePodesta (left) and Sashi Brown at their introductory press conference January, 2016.
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Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown (right) was fired on Thursday. Owner Jimmy Haslam announced coach Hue Jackson will remain with the team through 2018.

The Cleveland Browns fired their executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown. Owner Jimmy Haslam said in a statement that Hue Jackson will remain the coach for this year and 2018.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Brown’s poor drafting record played a key role in the team’s decision.

“They just felt, 'Hey, you didn’t draft Carson Wentz. You didn’t get a quarterback. You had all these picks and didn’t get enough, and we don’t trust you.' Really, what this move says is you have five picks in the first two rounds in 2018 – thank you for getting them but we don’t trust you to make them.”

Pluto says it is surprising that the team chose to fire Brown at this point in the season. He believes the Browns may consider former Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey for the vacant position. 

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