Report: Browns parting ways with OC Kyle Shanahan
The Cleveland Browns are parting ways with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, according to a report from Alex Marvez of Fox Sports.
Shanahan spent one season in Cleveland after serving as the Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator from 2010-13. The news comes after a report from The Plain Dealer in Cleveland saying there was "friction" between the front office and coaches.
The Browns finished the season ranked 23rd in the league in total offense under Shanahan, but the team was missing key players for long stretches.
Center Alex Mack was placed on injured reserve in October after breaking his fibula, tight end Jordan Cameron missed time with a concussion and wide receiver Josh Gordon played in only five games due to suspension.
Shanahan has reportedly received interest as a head coach candidate. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the 35-year-old was interviewing with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday. In addition, several teams are reportedly interested in bringing in Shanahan as part of a "package" deal with his father, Mike, who would serve as head coach while Kyle coordinates the offense.
The Browns also reportedly parted ways with quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, who also spent only one season in Cleveland. Under Loggains, quarterback Johnny Manziel -- one of the Browns' first-round picks in the 2014 draft -- struggled over five games and two starts.
According to Marvez, Shanahan asked to be released, while Loggains was fired.