Thefired Sashi Brown, their executive vice president of football operations, on Thursday. Brown headed the personnel department for the past two years.
Per ESPN, dead coach Hue Jackson will remain on the job and will return for the 2018 season, "but we feel it is necessary to take significant steps to strengthen our personnel department," owner Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.
Other front-office members also are expected to be let go as the team reshapes its front office again, sources told ESPN.
Cleveland immediately will begin its official search for a new general manager, its ninth since the franchise returned to the city in 1999, though it quietly has been inquiring about others around the league for weeks now, per sources.
Formergeneral manager John Dorsey is expected to emerge as a leading contender, sources told ESPN.