BEREA, Ohio (AP) _ The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Freddie Kitchens after a season that didn't come close to meeting expectations.
Kitchens was let go just hours after the Browns were beaten by the two-win Cincinnati Bengals to finish 6-10 and miss the playoffs for the 17th straight year.
Kitchens was a surprising hire a year ago because he lacked head coaching experience. He failed to lead a talented roster to the postseason and paid the price.
Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will look for a new coach, the sixth since they took control of the team in 2012.