New Browns general manager John Dorsey could be bringing even more of that Packers magic to Cleveland, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Last week, he hired former Green Bay senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith as a vice president in the personnel department. Now, he hopes to add Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf in some capacity.
He’ll interview Wolf on Tuesday, a league source told cleveland.com.
Wolf, the son of Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf who recommended Dorsey to the Jimmy Haslam, was passed over Monday for the Packers GM job when they announced another internal candidate, Brian Gutekunst, as their man.
The Packers offered Wolf “a prominent role” in the organization, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but the GM snub did not sit well with Ron Wolf, who ran the Packers from 1991-2001.
“At least he had the opportunity to interview for it,” the elder Wolf told ESPN Sunday night. “Obviously the people up there don’t think he’s worthy or they would’ve hired him. End of discussion.”
Gutekunst can block Wolf, who’s still under contract with the Packers, from interviewing for any other NFL job except for GM, but it doesn’t sound as if he’ll do so.
“I surely want him to be part of this,” Gutekunst said Monday during his press conference. “I think the world of Eliot Wolf, not only as a scout, but he’s very close to me as a friend. He obviously has other opportunities if he wants them. That’s kind of between me and Eliot, but I’m very hopeful that he’ll be here.”
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