Browns hire ex-Packers executive Wolf as assistant GM

Green Bay Packers promote Brian Gutekunst to general manager position

He has considerable experience as he also worked in the roles of director of player personnel, director of pro personnel, assistant director of player personnel, and assistant director of pro personnel.

Wolf is the second Packers executive Dorsey has hired since he became the general manager of the Browns last month. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland.

Wolf was one of the four candidates interviewing for the Packers' vacant general manager position that eventually saw Brian Gutekunst hired earlier this week.

Dorsey played for the Packers and has worked with the Wolfs. 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. A total of 13 years as a scout for the East Coast region (1999-2000) and then the Southeast region (2001-11) was followed by his promotion to director of player personnel. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment. "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". Highsmith was there that entire 19-year run.




The Cleveland Browns front office makeover continues.

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

Jimmy Noel was named assistant director of pro scouting, Matt Donahoe as scout and Dan Zegers as personnel coordinator. 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.

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