Browns director of communications resigns

BEREA, Ohio– With just less than a month before Browns training camp begins, the team will be looking to get a new director of communications.

Zak Gilbert, who had been with the team for a little more than a year, resigned his position on Thursday.

"After a lot of thought and discussion, I’ve come to the difficult decision to resign my position as head of the Browns’ communications department," Gilbert said in a release from the Browns. "I want to thank everyone in the organization, most particularly Jimmy and Dee Haslam.

"I’d also like to extend my appreciation to Alec Scheiner, Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer, and thank members of the local media for the relationships we enjoyed," he said. "Working for one of the great franchises in pro football, the team with the league’s most loyal fans, was a genuine privilege. I wish the Browns and all of my teammates inside the building nothing but success."

Gilbert joined the Browns after previously being with the Oakland Raiders.

"We greatly appreciate Zak’s efforts, work ethic and contributions to the Cleveland Browns organization," Scheiner, the team president, said. "He has been a true professional, and we wish him and his family the best moving forward."