The Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown as general manager.

Brown replaced Ray Farmer as GM on January 3, 2016.

The Browns passed on opportunities to draft both Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson during his tenure as GM.

"We have great appreciation and gratitude for Sashi’s commitment and leadership to our organization but believe transitioning to someone with strong experience and success in drafting and building consistently winning football teams is critical to the future of the Cleveland Browns,” Jimmy Haslam said. “Today we informed Sashi that we were going in a new direction. The 2018 draft and offseason is pivotal for our franchise, we need to ensure that we maximize our opportunity for success; with our picks, free agency and building our roster.