General manager John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have “mutually agreed to part ways,” according to a team statement. The 59-year-old Dorsey was the Kansas City Chiefs’ general manager from 2013 to 2016. He became the Browns’ general manager in December 2017 as the team was finishing an 0-16 season. Dorsey met Tuesday with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. He selected Baker Mayfield No. 1 overall in the 2018 draft and picked star running back Nick Chubb with the team’s second-round pick that year. He also made trades for starting wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and signed troubled running back Kareem Hunt as a free agent.
The Browns improved to 7-8-1 last season but regressed to 6-10 this year, costing first-year coach Freddie Kitchens his job, as the Browns missed the playoffs for the 17th straight season — the NFL’s longest current drought.