Browns add Eliot Wolf to the rebuilt front office

Posted January 11, 2018

Highsmith will serve as the Browns' Vice President of Player Personnel. 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. According to Marc Sessler of, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland. Passing on Oakland is notable considering that Ron Wolf worked closely with Raiders coach Jon Gruden and Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Wolf's move to Cleveland comes in the wake of the Packers naming Brian Gutekunst as their next general manager to replace Ted Thompson.

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Dorsey played for the Packers and has worked with the Wolfs.

The Browns hiring Alonzo Highsmith is new GM John Dorsey's first major step toward reshaping the team's front office.

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A former National Football League running back, Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay's scouting department. He was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. Some of my fondest memories in football were playing the Browns in the playoffs one year (while with the Oilers) and the fans throwing dog bones at us so we had to turn around and play that series at the opposite end zone. So the front office gives him an immediate opportunity to propel change after a 0-16 season and a two-year record of 1-31 under Hue Jackson. Berry keeps his title, the same as Highsmith's, and Kovash will be given a vice president's title in the team's strategy department.

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