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Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf

11 January 2018

The Cleveland Browns will name Eliot Wolf as the team's assistant general manager, multiple outlets reported on Wednesday.

Highsmith served as a senior personnel executive for the Packers. In turn, the hiring of Highsmith - Dorsey and Highsmith worked together in Green Bay - is that traditional NFL GM's resume at work.

The Cleveland Browns have made a concerted effort over the last several weeks to refigure their front office with new personnel.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the Browns have hired Wolf as assistant general manager on a four-year deal.

"Eliot has been a fine executive in this league for some time now".

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.

It's a big loss for Green Bay, and potentially another sign that their grip on the NFC North is slipping. And the Pack didn't have to look far when it came to Thompson's successor. It was expected that he was going to meet with Oakland to work alongside general Reggie McKenzie and new head coach Jon Gruden.

For now, what can we say about Highsmith joining the Browns?

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 was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012. "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".

"We're lucky to add Alonzo and Eliot to our personnel staff", Dorsey said in the team's statement on the hires.

Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf