Packers' Eliot Wolf heads to Browns

Arnold Nichols
January 11, 2018

The same can also be said for the Browns' 2 current vice presidents of player personnel Andrew Berry and Ken Kovash. Oddly, that is the title we had assumed was going to Highsmith.

Though Gutekunst was hellbent on having Wolf as his right-hand man, he wasn't shy in admitting that he wouldn't be discontent with Wolf seeking other opportunities given other front offices had been in pursuit.

Wolf, who is the son of Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf, also had an opportunity to remain in Green Bay or join Reggie McKenzie and Jon Gruden in Oakland.

The Houston Chronicle first reported Sunday that Gutekunst had taken the job. He was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012.

Titles matter to those involved, and not just to the agents negotiating these deals and doing their best to keep their clients' names out there, so it's no surprise that a former general manager would be among the first dismissed.

The Browns have officially turned the page on the ill-fated Sashi Brown era by adding another experienced football executive to the front office.

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

It's a big loss for Green Bay, and potentially another sign that their grip on the NFC North is slipping.

There's nothing official on the coaching front as the Browns continue to weigh their options and meet with candidates.

McCarthy is also filling several assistant coaching vacancies, including both the offensive and defensive coordinator positions.

The elder Wolf ran the Packers' personnel department from 1991 to 2001 and is beloved in the NFL's smallest city for turning around a struggling franchise. He began writing reports on players at age 14. He'll be the assistant GM for the Browns.

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