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Report: Browns will fire Shurmur, Heckert after Sunday’s game

Tom Heckert, Pat Shurmur

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur, left, answers questions as general manager Tom Heckert listens at the Browns’ training facility Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Berea, Ohio. The Browns picked running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of the NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Browns coach Pat Shurmur and General Manager Tom Heckert have been viewed as goners for months. It will soon become official.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the decision has already been made to fire Shurmur and Heckert after Sunday’s finale against the Steelers.

New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said in November that he’d make his decision on Shurmur and Heckert’s fates quickly at the end of the season, and it appears that what that actually means is he has already made his decision and he will announce it quickly at the end of the season.

Up next, Haslam and his handpicked CEO, Joe Banner, will turn their attention to finding a new coach and general manager as they attempt to revive a franchise that is about to close out its 11th consecutive season out of the playoffs.