Cleveland Browns part ways with GM John Dorsey


Monken would spend time on the field before games telling opposing coaches how bad things were with the Browns, calling the team a "total mess" and saying that Kitchens' Sunday play calling generally steered away from most things that had been in the game plan from Wednesday-Saturday.

The Cleveland Browns parted ways with general manager John Dorsey on Tuesday after failing to come to an agreement on a restructuring of the front office.

"When I took this job, the history of this storied franchise and the passion of our fans was an integral part of my decision", Dorsey said.

It's unclear what impact Dorsey leaving will have on the roles of chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta, assistant GM Eliot Wolf or vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith.

But after a 6-10 season, Kitchens was out as head coach and less than two days later Dorsey was out as well. The Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Dorsey's first draft with the franchise.

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Other known potential candidates for the Browns' vacancy include former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

With Dorsey now out, it's a complete new era for the Browns moving forward.

Dorsey, 59, was appointed Browns GM on December 7, 2017 and played a crucial role in transforming the team into the squad that created so much hype heading into the 2019 campaign. Then, Dorsey pulled off a blockbuster trade last March by acquiring star wide receiver Odell Beckham in a trade with the New York Giants.

The head-coaching hire will be made first, Haslam said, and the coach will have input into the subsequent hire of the general manager.