Browns hire former Packers executive Eliot Wolf as assistant general manager

Jan 11, 2018, 00:34
Browns hire former Packers executive Eliot Wolf as assistant general manager

According to Marc Sessler of, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland.

Dorsey is a former Packers personnel executive who already poached Alonzo Highsmith from Green Bay to serve as his vice president of football operations.

Wolf was in high demand after being passed over for the general manager's job with the Green Bay Packers. Since 2012, he had held the title of senior personnel executive after spending 13 years in the team's college scouting department.

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.

Green Bay (7-9) finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Wolf will be assistant general manager with the Browns after 14 seasons with the Packers, and Highsmith has been named vice president of player personnel after 19 years with the Packers. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade. Dorsey also worked with the elder Wolf a total 10 years in Green Bay. Green Bay reached the postseason every year from 2009-16 - one season shy of the National Football League record - before having that string snapped after this year's 7-9 campaign. "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".

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.