The rebuilding of the Cleveland Browns front office rolled along Wednesday as the team hired Eliot Wolf as assistant general manager. Passing on Oakland is notable considering that Ron Wolf worked closely with Raiders coach Jon Gruden and Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie.
The Cleveland Browns have made a concerted effort over the last several weeks to refigure their front office with new personnel.
The Browns will name Wolf assistant general manager. The same can also be said for the Browns' 2 current vice presidents of player personnel Andrew Berry and Ken Kovash.
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The Green Bay Packers have signed RB Joel Bouagnon. And the Pack didn't have to look far when it came to Thompson's successor. Former Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith was recently hired as the Browns' vice president of football operations. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Oakland Raiders also had interest in adding Wolf to the front office, though he ultimately opted for Cleveland.
A former National Football League running back, Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay's scouting department.
The Packers have signed eight players to futures deals: Bouagnon, linebacker Ahmad Thomas, guard Kofi Amichia, receivers DeAngelo Yancey, Jake Kumerow and Colby Pearson, tight end Robert Tonyan and long snapper Zach Triner. Since 2012, he had held the title of senior personnel executive after spending 13 years in the team's college scouting department. After the Browns have compiled a 1-31 record the last two seasons, Dorsey and company are looking to add significant talent to the roster to make sure another miserable season does not happen. "We're going to build this team the right way and to be a part of that from the ground up is going to be special".