Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Browns announced on Monday head
coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert have both been relieved of
their duties, according to a report by the Cleveland Plains Dealer.
Shurmur became the 13th full-time head coach in Browns franchise history in
2011 and led the team to a 4-12 record.
He didn't fare much better in his second campaign with the club, guiding the
Browns to a 5-11 mark this season.
Cleveland finished the season with three straight losses and was in the cellar
of the AFC North for the fourth time in the last five years.
Shurmur was the lone coaching hire of Heckert, who took over as the Browns GM
in 2010 and tabbed Shurmur as the replacement for Eric Mangini after
Cleveland's second consecutive 5-11 season.
The Browns compiled a 14-34 record under Heckert's watch.
Cleveland will immediately begin its search to fill the vacant positions.
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