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Report: Pat Shurmur, Tom Heckert fired in Cleveland

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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 30: Head coach Pat Shurmur of the Cleveland Browns looks on from the sideline during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 30, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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The heads started rolling with Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith on Black Monday morning and it seems that Browns coach Pat Shurmur is the next man to walk the plank.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Browns have done the expected and ended Shurmur’s tenure as coach after two years. Glazer also reports that General Manager Tom Heckert will be let go too as the Browns’ new owner Jimmy Haslam and new CEO Joe Banner install their own team this offseason.

Shurmur posted a 9-23 record in his two years as the coach of the Browns, extending the team’s run without a postseason berth to 10 years. The team does seem to be in better shape now than when Shurmur arrived to the team, with Heckert adding some useful talent over the last two drafts, but it didn’t develop enough for either man to stick around as part of the new regime remolding the team.

There wasn’t much mystery about what the Browns were going to do on Monday and it doesn’t look like they’ll be doing anything to stretch out the suspense. A press conference is expected to start shortly.