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Reports: Browns fire executive VP Sashi Brown

Sports Xchange

December 07, 2017 at 10:59 am.

The Cleveland Browns have fired executive vice president/general manager Sashi Brown, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

With Brown’s reported departure, the franchise will be searching for a general manager for the ninth time since it returned to Cleveland in 1999.

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 Jan. 3, 2016.

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

The Browns then moved out of the No. 12 spot in the 2017 draft, allowing the Houston Texans to select Deshaun Watson. Watson excelled during his starting role with the Texans before tearing his ACL.

Cleveland also failed to process the paperwork in time to execute a trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron prior to the NFL’s Oct. 31 trade deadline.

The Browns have stockpiled picks for future drafts, with six additional picks in April’s draft.

Since returning to Cleveland, the Browns have had eight different general managers — Brown, Ray Farmer, Michael Lombardi, Tom Heckert, George Kokinis, Phil Savage, Butch Davis and Dwight Clark.