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NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have relieved general manager Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine of their respective responsibilities, the team announced Sunday evening.

The decision on Farmer’s future was reportedly made before the Browns finished their 3-13 season and fourth-place standing in the AFC North Division with Sunday’s 28-12 loss to the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pettine and Haslam met Sunday night about his future with the club, and minutes after the scheduled meeting, the moves were announced.

In two years under Farmer and Pettine, the Browns posted a 10-22 record and won just three of their last 21 games.

“We greatly appreciate Ray’s and Mike’s dedication and hard work while with the Cleveland Browns,” owner Jimmy Haslam said in a release from the team. “We’ve made this decision because we don’t believe our football team was positioned well for the future. We are all disappointed with where we are and we take full responsibility.

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source: Wkyc.com

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