Browns hire former Packers executive Eliot Wolf as assistant general manager

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He has served as the Director of Football Operations the past two seasons. Wolf will serve as the team's assistant general manager, while Highsmith has been named the 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. 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 interviewed with the Browns on Tuesday and had been scheduled to fly to Oakland, where he had an offer from Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, who previously worked together with Dorsey and Wolf in the Packers' personnel department.

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

The Packers have signed eight players to futures deals: Bouagnon, linebacker Ahmad Thomas, guard Kofi Amichia, receivers DeAngelo Yancey, Jake Kumerow and Colby Pearson, tight end Robert Tonyan and long snapper Zach Triner. Alonzo Highsmith, a former senior personnel executive with Green Bay, accepted a job with Cleveland last week, but his official title remains unclear. He was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012. "It's great to reunite with John Dorsey".

"I'm grateful to have the opportunity to be part of something special". 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. They won 304 games, fourth-most in the National Football League during that span.

For now, what can we say about Highsmith joining the Browns? Grigson, Berry's former boss with the Colts, was added by the Browns' non-traditional front office last spring.

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