Browns GM Dorsey to lead search for team's next coach

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is heading the team's search for a new coach.

Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam recently fired coach Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons. It was assumed Dorsey would lead the pursuit for Jackson's successor, and vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste confirmed that Wednesday night to dispel speculation the Haslams would not involve Dorsey.

Dorsey will collaborate with the Haslams on the hire.

Dorsey has overhauled Cleveland's roster since he was hired in December. He has never been in charge of hiring a coach, but the Haslams are turning to their top football executive to help them find a replacement for Jackson, who was brought back for a third season despite going 1-31 in his first two.

Jackson was the third coach fired by the Haslams since they took over the franchise in 2012.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is serving as Cleveland's interim coach.

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