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Shurmur’s fate may have been sealed on the first day of training camp when Haslam’s intent to buy the Browns was announced. It may not have mattered how Shurmur did this season because Haslam, a former minority owner with the Steelers, was intent on bringing in his own people.

He wants to find his first coach “sooner than later,” but he’s willing to wait.

“Whatever timetable it takes to get the right person,” he said. “We’re going to take.”

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