Update >> The team has now announced the move.
After finishing with 6-10 in his first season as a head coach, Freddie Kitchens will not be back to lead the Browns next season according to Adam Schefter.
Cleveland dropped their season finale to a Bengals squad that came into the match up with one win today, and it seems ownership felt like a new direction was needed.
Ian Rapoport tweeted after news broke of Kitchens' dismissal that the emotional Browns head coach believed he had the support of the organization. It's now clear that he did not.
Michael Lombardi shared yesterday that a coaching change may not be the only thing in store for the organization. GM John Dorsey may also be on his way out, according to PFT.
With a revamped roster loaded with young talent heading into this year, the hopes were that the Browns would be able to challenge for a playoff spot, but injuries at some key stifled the progress fans ownership was hopeful of.
A win today would have secured the Browns seventh win of the season for just the third time for the organization since 2008.
Dating back to the 2008 season, six different head coaches have come and gone (Crennel, Mangini, Shurmur, Chudzinski, Pettine, Jackson) for the franchise, and now Browns ownership will be on the hunt for a new one.
Last season, as Kitchens stepped into the offensive coordinator role following the dismissal of Hue Jackson, the Browns were able to rattle off a number of wins en route to salvaging a 7-win season.
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