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Browns front-office people begin leaking info over frustration

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The Cleveland Browns have officially hit the dumpster fire mode of its season. Then again, to be fair, it hasn’t ever really left that mode since returning to the National Football League.

Anyway, following a non-trade with the Cincinnati Bengals, which has resulted in the NFL and its fans giggling at the franchise, leaks are now coming out of the front-office. The sort that paint nearly every single person within the Browns organization in a bad light.

This is coming off the heels of this Pro Football Talk report:

Per a league source, ownership (specifically Dee Haslam) went “nuclear” on the front office in the aftermath of the failed effort to consummate a trade for Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron.

For this missing some context, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bengals and Browns agreed to the trade at 3:55 p.m. on the day of the trade deadline. The Bengals notified the NFL of the trade prior to the deadline. The Browns did not. For those unaware, the trade deadline was at 4:00.

Cleveland notified the NFL after the deadline passed. The Browns made a last-ditch effort at resurrecting the trade but the NFL rejected them, via Schefter.

The Browns are currently in a weird spot of having DeShone Kizer at QB, but apparently everyone in the organization already looking elsewhere to find his replacement. This is a direct result of all these shenanigans.

Also a direct result? People in the front-office being mad enough to leak information to the press.