Former Packers exec Wolf takes job in Browns' front office

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Eliot Wolf is leaving the Green Bay Packers to join John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith with the Cleveland Browns.

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

Of course, the last time the Browns got their man before another team could swoop in was when they convinced head coach Hue Jackson to skip his interview with the New York Giants, and we all know how well that has turned out. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade.

The Browns also announced they have parted ways with Ryan Griggson, who had the title of senior personnel executive in his only season with the Browns after being fired by the Colts as their general manager. After stints as the assistant director of both player and pro personnel, he jumped to full-time gigs in both roles, ultimately being named director of football operations in 2016.

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.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy praised Wolf's future in the NFL. He has worked in the Packers front office for 19 seasons, including 13 years in the Packers college scouting staff, working for Dorsey. However, there was a sense that he would depart from the organization after not getting the general manager position.

There's nothing official on the coaching front as the Browns continue to weigh their options and meet with candidates. The 35-year-old Wolf was the Packers' director of football operations and recently interviewed to be their GM.

Also hired by the Browns on Wednesday were Jimmy Noel, assistant director of pro scouting; Matt Donahoe, scout; and Dan Zegers, personnel coordinator. In that time, Dorsey worked with Wolf's son, Eliot.