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Joe Thomas

Brown out: Browns fire VP, coach Jackson keeps job for '18

Sashi Brown brought analytics, a bevy of draft picks and some stability to the Cleveland Browns.

In the end, losing mattered most.

With the Browns not winning and still the NFL's saddest franchise, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam decided it was time to make yet another change at the top before things got any worse.

Unable to produce more than one win over two seasons, Brown was fired Thursday by the Haslams, who jettisoned their lead football executive but chose to keep coach Hue Jackson around for another season despite a 1-27 record.

In announcing Brown's firing, which was expected given the team's sorry state, Jimmy Haslam also said Jackson will return in...

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