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Browns head coach Hue Jackson relieved of duties


The Browns on Monday relieved Hue Jackson of his duties as head coach.

"We greatly appreciate Hue's commitment to the Cleveland Browns organization over the last two and a half years," Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement. "We understand how critical this time period is in the development of our football team, individually and collectively, and believed it was in the organization's best interest to make the move at this time, in order to maximize our opportunities the rest of this season. We certainly only wish Hue, Michelle, and his family the best moving forward."

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, a 27-year coaching veteran with head coaching experience, has been named interim head coach.

The Browns also dismissed offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Running backs/Associate Head Coach Freddie Kitchens will serve as offensive coordinator.

Jackson, the 16th full-time Browns head coach in the franchise's history, went 3-36-1 in his two and a half seasons in Cleveland.

Jimmy Haslam and Browns general manager John Dorsey will meet with the media at 4:30 p.m. at the team's facility in Berea.