Haslam is trying to remake the franchise into a winner after years of changing coaches and failing to get very far. They fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert after a 5-11 finish this season — the fifth straight year with at least 11 losses.
Last week, Cleveland hired Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as its sixth head coach since 1999.
Associated Press writer Kantele Franko in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.
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