Browns hire ex-Packers executive Wolf as assistant GM

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The son of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf, Eliot Wolf arrives in Cleveland after a 14-year stint in Green Bay, where he most recently served as the team's director of football operations. 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. The 35-year-old originally joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant back in 2004, working his way up through the organization with positions such as assistant director of pro personnel and director of player personnel.

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

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.

Green Bay (7-9) finished with a losing record and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008. "I really like the direction of where leadership is headed".

Highsmith, a former National Football League running back with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spent the last 19 years in the Packers' personnel department.

"This is going to be an exciting challenge", Highsmith said. We had great success together in Green Bay and we both understand the hard work it takes to create a winning environment.

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

Last week, the Packers let another high-ranking scout, Alonzo Highsmith, out of his contract to join the Cleveland Browns' scouting department.