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Browns letting six scouts go less than three weeks before the draft

The Browns have made a commitment to doing business differently, which apparently extends to firing scouts before the draft.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns are “streamlining” their personnel department by letting go of six scouts whose contracts were expiring.

With most teams, all the reports have already been filed, and the executives are stacking their draft boards. So in a sense, the hay is in the barn, or at least close to the barn. And if you want to look at things in a glass-half-full way, it allows those scouts in question a bit of a head start on the job market.

But until the Browns backfill the positions or turn their unorthodox methods into results on the field, they invite skepticism when they make such moves at times when other teams do not.