New Browns owner not planning immediate changes

7:09 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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BEREA, Ohio -- Incoming Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III isn't planning any rash personnel moves after he takes over team.

Haslam, whose $1 billion purchase of Cleveland's franchise is expected to be approved by NFL owners Oct. 16, said Thursday through a team spokesman that potential changes "are not something we will discuss until after the year."

At 0-4, the Browns are the only winless team in the AFC, leading to speculation that coach Pat Shurmur and his staff could be in trouble.

But during an interview with FOX Business, Haslam noted the Browns' youth -- they're the league's youngest team -- and said he believes the team is building under Shurmur and team president Mike Holmgren.

Haslam spent several minutes talking with Shurmur on the field before Thursday's practice. The Browns visit the New York (2-2) Giants on Sunday.

The Associated Press

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