Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf

Beth Cruz
January 11, 2018

Eliot Wolf is leaving the Green Bay Packers to join John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith with the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns also announced they have parted ways with Ryan Griggson, who had the title of senior personnel executive in his only season with the Browns after being fired by the Colts as their general manager.

In Green Bay, Wolf's main duties included coordinating the pro and college football departments; evaluating players in the NFL and college via film study; and managing the team's involvement in visits with college players, attendance at pro days, the annual NFL Scouting Combine, and the various college all-star games, including the Senior Bowl. Dorsey and friends will be tasked with correcting that positional weakness right away. When it does, we'll find out about VP of Player Personnel Andrew Berry's role in the organization and maybe even get more detail on the future of Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta. Since 2016, he has served as the director of football operations for the NFC North power. He will be a vice president in Cleveland's personnel department.


Gutekunst was scheduled to interview for the Houston Texans' general manager position on Sunday.

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

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. After the Browns have compiled a 1-31 record the last two seasons, Dorsey and company are looking to add significant talent to the roster to make sure another miserable season does not happen. With everyone in the front office bringing successful experience and a unified message into the building, Jackson will need to get on board and quick.

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