Eliot Wolf accepts job to join Cleveland Browns' front office
Jan 10 2018 by Marjorie Miles
Eliot Wolf has become a popular name as a potential National Football League general manager, but the Green Bay Packers passed over their in-house candidate in their search to replace Ted Thompson.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns have hired Wolf - who was passed over for the Packers' open general manager job - to be the team's new assistant general manager. Senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith joined Dorsey and the Browns last week. He was considered for Green Bay's offseason opening at general manager following the departure of Ted Thompson, but the job ultimately went to Brian Gutekunst.
With two first-round picks and a pair of second-rounders, Dorsey and Wolf have the chance to make an immediate impact on a winless, uber-young roster previously overseen by the fired Sashi Brown. He also had an offer to join Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders. Since 2016, he has served as the director of football operations for the NFC North power.
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After joining the Green Bay staff as a pro personnel assistant, Wolf held several titles in his 14 seasons with the Packers, most recently serving as the director of football operations.
Gutekunst was scheduled to interview for the Houston Texans' general manager position on Sunday. Gutekunst could also consider bringing back former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan, who worked in Green Bay from 1994 to 1999.