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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Browns will pick sixth overall in draft

By Jamison Hensley

The Browns know that they will have the sixth pick in the NFL draft in April. What is unknown is who will be in the Browns' draft room.

After Cleveland's 24-10 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Browns (5-11) finished tied with the Cardinals (5-11) for the sixth-worst record in the NFL. Cleveland gets the higher slot because it had a weaker strength of schedule over Arizona, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The Browns don't have a second-round pick this year because they wisely used it on wide receiver Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft this year.

This was expected to be the last game for coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert. Both reportedly will be fired Monday.

Shurmur, who is 9-23 as Browns coach, said after the game that he hasn't talked to owner Jimmy Haslam or chief executive officer Joe Banner "in quite some time" and hasn't heard if they have made a decision about the head coaching position.

"I saw them before the game, but not close enough to speak," Shurmur said, via The Plain Dealer. "You need to call your league sources."