Browns fire rookie GM Kokonis
Owner Randy Lerner wanted heads to roll with the 1-7 Browns entering a Week 9 bye, so Kokonis and director of football operations Erin O'Brien were ousted rather than head coach Eric Mangini. Mangini is calling all the shots anyway. Kokonis had scarcely been heard from since his hire in January. He was a respected pro scouting director in Baltimore before taking the Cleveland GM position and figures to resurface elsewhere soon.