Browns part ways with GM Dorsey
The Cleveland Browns have mutually agreed to part ways with general manager John Dorsey.
Dorsey, 59, leaves the Browns after just over two years as GM in Cleveland.
His exit also comes just two days after Freddie Kitchens was fired as head coach following the Browns' 6-10 season.
"We have a great appreciation for John and all he has done with the Cleveland Browns," team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.
"He has helped create a foundation that we need to continue to develop and build upon. While John helped greatly improve our team's talent and we are excited about the core players on our roster, we fully recognised that our team did not meet its potential on or off the field and additional changes in leadership give us the best opportunity for success in the future.
Statement from John Dorsey pic.twitter.com/waUzDWpXgM— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 31, 2019
"As the role of the general manager continues to evolve in this league we felt there were areas that needed to be reassessed. Over the last 48 hours, we've had discussion with John about his role but could not come to an agreement on a position that would enable him to remain with the organisation.
"As we conveyed on Sunday and our players reiterated yesterday, bringing in a strong leader with our head coach is our priority.
"Our process to improve upon the leadership will allow the flexibility to ensure we create the best partnership between our future head coach and general manager.
"We know the road of our tenure as stewards of this franchise has been a test of patience as we all want the success that our fans so deserve and we are relentlessly committed to and working towards.
"We fully appreciate, understand and empathise with our fans as we work towards our ultimate goal of building a championship-level football team."