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BEREA -- The Browns have fired head coach Rob Chudzinski.

The news comes after the Browns finish the season at 4-12.

Chudzinski met with team officials in Berea following today's game against the Steelers.

A 12:30 p.m. press conference will be held Monday.

The team issued the following statement:

"We appreciate Chud's passion for the Browns, and we have great respect for him both personally and professionally. We needed to see progress with this football team. We needed to see development and improvement as the season evolved and, unfortunately, we took a concerning step backward in the second half of the year.

"Our fans deserve to see a consistently competitive team. We have high standards, and there's an urgency for success. When we believed we were not positioned to achieve significant progress in 2014, we knew we had to admit that a change was needed, and move forward.

"Browns fans are the most loyal and passionate supporters in the NFL. We're fully committed to bringing them the winning football team they deserve."

The Browns under Chudzinski lost 10 of their last 11 games. Chudzinski was 2-4 vs. the AFC North.

Chudzinski was hired last January. He was a Browns fan while growing up in Toledo.

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