AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Browns president out: Cleveland Browns president John Collins resigned, ending a late-season power struggle in the team’s front office that nearly led to the firing of general manager Phil Savage. In a statement released by the Browns, owner Randy Lerner said Collins has resigned his position and that Savage and coach Romeo Crennel will remain in their current roles. Lerner said he will assume Collins’ duties until a new president is hired. Interim Rams coach in hospital: Joe Vitt, who served as interim coach of the St. Louis Rams for the last 11 games of the season, has checked into a hospital for treatment of a lingering staph infection. The 51-year-old Vitt was hospitalized for two days in August because of the infection and went back in Monday night. Vitt was expected to be hospitalized for at least a few days, a team spokesman said. Vikings begin their hunt: The Minnesota Vikings launched their search for a head coach Tuesday, planning an interview with defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell and lining up other candidates from around the league. “I don’t think this was a surprise to anyone. It was speculated over the last two months,” Turner said. “I wanted to be here, and you take a job with the idea of doing a good job, getting the job done and being successful.” Oakland lost its final six games and eight of nine to finish 4-12 and with one fewer victory than Turner produced in his first season a year ago. The Raiders have strung together three straight losing seasons for the first time since Al Davis came aboard in 1963 as coach and eventual owner. The Oakland Raiders fired coach Norv Turner on Tuesday following consecutive losing seasons in which the team managed only one victory in its division. The 53-year-old Turner, who had a year remaining on his contract worth about $1.75 million, had known his job was in jeopardy for the past two months. Kansas City offensive coordinator Al Saunders arrived in town to talk with owner Zygi Wilf, president Mark Wilf and others in the ownership group and front office who will be part of the process. Philadelphia offensive coordinator Brad Childress was also reportedly at Winter Park for an interview. Other coaching updates: Washington assistant Gregg Williams, considered a top prospect for several vacant NFL head coaching positions, signed a three-year contract to remain with the team. FoxSports.com reported that Williams’ deal is worth nearly $8 million. … Houston obtained permission from San Diego to interview offensive coordinator Cam Cameron about its vacant head coaching job. … New Orleans was given permission to interview New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson for its head coaching vacancy. … Detroit has contacted Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, an assistant with San Francisco, about its vacant coaching job. Injury updates: Cleveland rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards had successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. Edwards tore his anterior cruciate ligament Dec. 4 against Jacksonville when his knee buckled awkwardly to the inside after he landed stiff-legged on an incompletion. … Jacksonville linebacker Mike Peterson and defensive ends Reggie Hayward and Paul Spicer missed practice Tuesday and were listed as questionable for Saturday’s wild-card game against New England. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!