Eliot Wolf Reportedly Named Browns' Assistant GM After Leaving Packers

Jason La Canfora

Alonzo Highsmith, a former senior personnel executive with Green Bay, accepted a job with Cleveland last week, but his official title remains unclear.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Browns are hiring former Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf as the team's new assistant general manager on a four-year contract, according to a source. Two of them received promotions, with Brian Gutekunst getting the nod as GM.

The Packers had a change in the front office with general manager Ted Thompson stepping down from his role.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy praised Wolf's future in the NFL. Dorsey and friends will be tasked with correcting that positional weakness right away.

Dorsey and Wolf, son of former Packers General Manager Ron Wolf, worked together for nine years in Green Bay.

Meanwhile, reports say that the Packers plan to hire former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator.

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Eliot Wolf started working as a scout with the Packers in 2004 and was promoted five times, most recently to director of football operations in 2016.

Finally, Ken Kovash will move into a vice president position in the strategy department after spending the past two years as vice president of player personnel.

The Cleveland Browns front office makeover continues.

Highsmith, a former National Football League running back with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spent the last 19 years in the Packers' personnel department. "I believe in the Haslams (owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam), Coach (Hue) Jackson and John, and I'm looking forward to helping build the type of team Cleveland Browns fans will be proud of".

The Browns are now setup for the front office to do just that.




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