According to a report by Green Bay Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky, Eliot Wolf has picked the Browns over the Packers and Raiders, and will re-join GM John Dorsey in Cleveland.
Wolf, the son of Packers former GM Ron Wolf, is expected to join the Browns organization as the assistant GM.
He was one of three in-house candidates up for the open GM position with the Packers, but the team ultimately chose Brain Gutekunst for the position.
This to some could be considered a lateral move, since there was some speculation that the Packers wanted to use Wolf as part of a three-person tandem between Russ Ball, Gutekunst, and himself.
Wolf was the Director of Football Operations for the Packers and was with the organization since 2004.
KANSAS CITY — With his contract about to expire, current Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is reportedly a possible successor to Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson.
Eliot Wolf was widely considered the best (perhaps only) candidate to eventually replace Thompson, 63, who has been very quiet about his future plans with the organization. He recently expressed displeasure with the Packers for denying him an interview with the Lions last season. This past Thursday he interviewed with the 49ers for their vacant GM position.
Dorsey has a long history with Green Bay, playing as a linebacker and special teams member from 1984-1989. His 35 special teams tackles in 1984 remains a team record. Upon leaving the field as a player, Dorsey took over as a college scout in 1991. He was promoted to Director of College Scouting in 1997. Dorsey then followed former head coach Mike Holmgren to the Seahawks from 1999-2000.
After returning to the Packers in 2000, Dorsey stayed with the team until they won a Super Bowl in 2011. He’s credited with some of the scouting efforts that brought in players like Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Greg Jennings.