The Browns named John Dorsey their new general manager, owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam announced Thursday night.
Cleveland fired its former general manager and executive vice president of operations Sashi Brown on Thursday.
Dorsey was general manager of the Chiefs from 2013 to 2016. Kansas City was 43-21 during that time.
"I have spent most of my football life with two franchises that have also told the story and I think I have an idea of the mentality of fans in Cleveland and what it would mean to recreate the success that this franchise once had. , "Dorsey said in a statement on Brown's website.
Hue Jackson will return as coach next year, confirmed Jimmy Haslam.
The Browns won exactly one game since Brown was hired. They finished 1-15 last season and are 0-12 so far this year. The Browns have barely been a power since they returned to Cleveland in 1999, but they won at least two games each season before the end.
Dorsey played six years as a Green Bay linebacker and has worked on the staff of NFL players for 26 years. His teams have had 19 spots in the playoffs, 11 divisional titles, three conference championships and two Super Bowl victories.