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John Dorsey out as Cleveland Browns General Manager after 'mutual parting of ways'

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 16:48:17-05

CLEVELAND — After a disappointing 6-10 season, the Cleveland Browns and General Manager John Dorsey have "mutually parted ways," the team confirmed via statements from owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Dorsey.

The team tweeted out this statement from Dorsey:

Shortly before the official announcement, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the exit on Twitter:

Dorsey was named general manager in December 2017 after the team fired Vice President Sashi Brown.

Before becoming the Browns general manager, Dorsey held the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-16 and was credited with helping turn the franchise around.

The Browns went 13-18-1 with Dorsey as the general manager.

Dorsey was credited with having an amazing 2018 draft for the Browns by choosing Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward and Nick Chubb.

During the 2019 offseason, Dorsey made a blockbuster trade by acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. and controversially signing Kareem Hunt.

Dorsey’s exit comes days after the team fired head coach Freddie Kitchen.

The Browns unexpectedly canceled a media availability with Dorsey on Tuesday morning, citing the holiday and search meetings for the next head coach.

The team is now looking to hire a head coach and a general manager.

RELATED: Freddie Kitchens fired as head coach of Browns

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