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Sashi Brown promoted, to help in coach search

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 06:46:59-05

Amid sweeping changes to the Cleveland Browns front office, we're learning more about who will lead the search for the team's new head coach.

Sashi Brown has been named the Browns' executive vice president of football operations, the team announced Sunday following the firings of head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. 

Brown will be in charge of the salary cap and will have a final say on the Browns' roster. 

“Sashi, I believe is the right person to do this for the Cleveland Browns,” Haslam said in a news conference Sunday. “He’s been in the NFL for 10 plus years, has been involved in the cap, has been heavily involved in our football administration and operations for the last year or two. He’s very smart, very organized, good at systems and processes and an outstanding team player. He’s also very strategic, so we will use those skills and working for him will be a GM whose primary job will be talent acquisition.”

Brown has been serving as the team's executive vice president-general counsel since January 2013. Before that, he spent eight years working with the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Brown will first help with the hiring of Mike Pettine's replacement. Then, he will work with the owners to find a new general manager.