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Browns accept Kyle Shanahan's resignation; Dowell Loggains not retained


The Browns have accepted offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's resignation, coach Mike Pettine announced Saturday.

In addition to Shanahan's departure, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains will not be retained.

"After conversations with Kyle this week we've determined that it would be in the best interest of the Cleveland Browns that he pursue other opportunities and we have accepted his resignation." Pettine said. "In Dowell's case, it was a difficult decision but one that we felt we had to make. We wish them both well. Our focus quickly turns to finding an outstanding coach to lead our offense and I am confident we will bring in highly qualified individuals to help us develop, improve, and achieve the success we are all seeking. I look forward to working with the staff as we go through this process to bring in coaches committed to helping the Cleveland Browns lay a strong foundation to take our offense to a consistently high level in the 2015 season and beyond."

The Browns finished the regular season ranked 23rd in total offense (324.6 yards per game), 20th in passing offense (216.6) and 17th in rushing offense (108.0).

Shanahan, 35, was hired in February 2014 as Pettine's first offensive coordinator with the Browns. The 10-year coaching veteran spent the previous four years working as the Redskins' offensive coordinator under his father, Mike, in Washington. A former wide receiver at Texas, Shanahan spent two seasons as a quality control assistant at Tampa Bay and two seasons as an assistant with the Texans before he was promoted to be Houston's offensive coordinator in 2008.

"I appreciate the opportunity Mike Pettine, Ray Farmer and Jimmy Haslam gave me to lead the Browns offense in 2014," Shanahan said. "The Browns organization is committed to improvement and winning. I regret how the inner workings of the organization were represented publicly over the last few days. Ray and Mike both have the work ethic, experience and talent to work together to turn this organization into a winner. In light of the circumstances, I have decided to resign. I'm grateful for my time with the Browns and wish them great success going forward."

Before his one-year stint with the Browns, Loggains was the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator from 2012-13. A former quarterback at the University of Arkansas, Loggains got his NFL start with the Dallas Cowboys as a scouting assistant before he joined the Titans as a coaching administrative assistant in 2006.

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