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Eliot Wolf interviews with Browns, but has options

 

The Browns have competition for Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf.

Wolf was in town Tuesday to interview with Browns general manager John Dorsey for a prominent role in the personnel department, but he also has the option of remaining in Green Bay or joining the Oakland Raiders.

Wolf, 35, has an offer to join Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and new coach Jon Gruden, according to multiple reports. McKenzie worked with Wolf in Green Bay, and Gruden was on the Packers coaching staff when Wolf’s Hall of Fame father, Ron, was GM.

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Dorsey played for the Packers, was mentored by Ron Wolf and spent much of his personnel career in Green Bay, where he worked with McKenzie and Eliot Wolf.

Wolf interviewed last week to be general manager of the Packers, but the job went to Brian Gutekunst.

“I surely want him to be part of this,” Gutekunst said Monday during his introductory news 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.”

Alonzo Highsmith agreed last week to leave the Packers after 19 years in the scouting department for the Browns, reportedly for the role of vice president of football operations. The Browns have yet to announce the Highsmith hire, although he tweeted about it.

Ron Wolf was GM of the Packers from 1991-2001. Eliot grew up in Green Bay and has worked in the Packers personnel department since 2004.

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The Browns signed defensive end Collin Bevins (6-foot-4, 266 pounds) to the reserve/futures list. 

He’s a first-year player from Northwest Missouri State. He was undrafted, signed with the Arizona Cardinals and was waived May 17. He had 34 sacks in 52 college games.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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