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Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites 'internal discord'

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach.

That didn't work either.

Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with offensive coordinator Todd Haley that went public and threatened to turn a promising season into another one of those Cleveland catastrophes.

Haslam fired Jackson and Haley within hours of each other on Monday, a day after the Browns (2-5-1) lost their 25th consecutive road game — one shy of the NFL record.

"Hopefully, we made a big step today," Haslam said. "It is hard...