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Jackson has defied the odds by remaining with the Browns despite a 1-31 record in his first two seasons and has enjoyed unprecedented support and loyalty from Jimmy and Dee Haslam as owners. Running backs/Associate Head Coach Freddie Kitchens will serve as offensive coordinator.
Haley has been with Cleveland for just eight games after coming over from the Steelers after his contract in Pittsburgh expired last season. They lost 21-18 in New Orleans, 45-42 in overtime in Oakland and 26-23 in overtime in Tampa Bay and had a season-opening overtime tie with the Steelers.
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Jackson went 3-36-1 in 40 games as head coach since being hired in 2016, including an 0-16 campaign in 2017.
Since 2016, the Browns are last in the National Football League in win percentage, offensive efficiency, points per game and total quarterback rating.
There were rumblings that the relationship between Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley had deteriorated to the point that a move might have to be made.
The Haslams along with executive vice president JW Johnson, general manager John Dorsey and assistant GM Eliot Wolf met with the team around 2 p.m.to announce the changes internally.