Browns make notable personnel hires in Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith official

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Scott Williams column: Packers post eludes wannabe GM again

The one man who did not, Eliot Wolf, is reportedly now with the Cleveland Browns.

Eliot Wolf has become a popular name as a potential National Football League general manager, but the Green Bay Packers passed over their in-house candidate in their search to replace Ted Thompson.

On Wednesday, the Browns officially announced the hirings of longtime Packers front office executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith.

"My goal is to find the right person and general manager who will be able to get us back to where we all think we should be and that's winning Super Bowls", team president Mark Murphy, who led the search, said last week.

The 35-year old Wolf hoped to be named the Packers new GM after Ted Thompson stepped aside but the team promoted Brian Gutekunst instead.

Wolf, who is the son of Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf, also had an opportunity to remain in Green Bay or join Reggie McKenzie and Jon Gruden in Oakland.

Gutekunst has been Green Bay's player personnel director for almost two years, though he has been with the Packers' player personnel department for almost two decades.

In just a short amount of time on the job Dorsey has transformed the front office, filling it with people he is familiar with and has had success with.

It also continues to limit Jackson's options for placing blame when things go wrong.

While Wolf and Highsmith are the big talking points, the Browns also announced some other moves within the front office. He will be a vice president in Cleveland's personnel department. Gutekunst had been director of player personnel. All three have experience working in the personnel department from their time together with Dorsey in Kansas City with the Chiefs.

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