Report: Browns likely to fire GM Farmer, HC Pettine

Hours before the final game of the season, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is leaning towards firing GM Ray Farmer and HC Mike Pettine, according to Mary Kay Cabot of

In the hours before Cleveland's final football game of the 2015-2016 season, the future of the team seems to be coming to fruition.

That future, reportedly, looks as thought it will be without head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer. 

According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns will likely fire Pettine and Farmer following Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

In the article, Cabot indicates that "league sources" feel that Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam has already made a decision to fire Farmer and Pettine at some point following Sunday's game and is currently working on their respective replacements. 

Haslam has only spoken to the media once this season, during Training Camp, and said that he wasn't planning on firing Farmer or Pettine. 

Clearly, should this report come to fruition, it would be like due to the regression that has taken place for the Browns, after the duo of Pettine and Farmer played a role in Cleveland's 7-9 record in 2014-2015. 

This season, the Browns are 3-12 and will start quarterback Austin Davis in the final game of this season on Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as Johnny Manziel is out after entering the NFL's concussion protocol earlier this week. 

Over the two seasons in which Farmer and Pettine have held their positions with the Browns, Cleveland has accumulated a 10-21 record and, should things go as they have for the majority of this season, that record will worsen to 10-22 on Sunday. 

Kickoff for Sunday's game between the Browns and Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m. ET. 

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