Cleveland Browns GM Ryan Grubis has confirmed that he’s not working for the Cleveland Browns anymore.
Grubis said during an interview with CBS Sports Network that he has been out of work since December when the team fired him.
He said that he didn’t want to lose the job and said he would continue to run the team, but he couldnt take on the job anymore.
“I’m a father of four and I know what I want to do and that’s running the team,” Grubies said.
“I can’t give it up.
I can’t lose it.
I think that’s the reality of the situation.
I love this job and I want it to stay here.
I know the culture here.
But I can not give it to somebody who I know doesn’t deserve it.”
Grummers last year led the Browns to the playoffs for the first time in four years and his hiring came with an impressive record of building a winning roster.
He signed former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Patricia and defensive end Brian Orakpo, as well as former Steelers defensive tackle Antonio Brown, who went on to have a career that includes 11 Pro Bowls and five All-Pro appearances.
In his first season as Browns GM, Grubbs had the Browns win the AFC North and the division, but the team was also knocked out of the playoffs in his second season.
The Browns have been in free agency since the beginning of the offseason, and they’ve brought in several free agents in the last week or so.
It remains to be seen if Grubins future will be tied to the Browns, but we can certainly expect more news in the coming weeks.
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