The Cleveland Browns parted ways with executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown on Thursday, but the team might not be without a head personnel man for long. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Browns are expected to target John Dorsey, who was most recently the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.
A former linebacker on the Green Bay Packers, Dorsey ran the Chiefs from 2013-2016 and also ran the team's draft in 2017 before being fired this past June. Over the course of that time, he provided an influx of talent into the Kansas City roster with the drafting of players such as Travis Kelce, Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt.
The Chiefs dismissed Dorsey in June, in what many considered a shocking move. According to Monday Morning Quarterback's Albert Breer, however, Dorsey's departure in Kansas City was more a result of his own contract status than it was a referendum on his work.
According to Rapoport, a search firm has been vetting Dorsey for the past month, Former Browns general manager Mike Lombardi also confirmed Cleveland's interest in Dorsey, stating that the team's current vacancy wouldn't be open long.
and I am told that John Dorsey is the leading candidate for the GM job. this wont take long....— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) December 7, 2017
Other names to keep an eye on in the Browns' race to find a new head personnel man include Trent Kirchner of the Seattle Seahawks and the Packers' Eliot Wolf. But regardless of who is running Cleveland's roster moving forward, the Browns have already announced that head coach Hue Jackson will return for the 2018 campaign.