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REPORT: Packers exec Wolf taking job in Browns' front office


Green Bay Packers executive Eliot Wolf is going to Cleveland, according to multiple reports.

Wolf, who served as the Packers' director of football operations, has been hired as the Browns' assistant general manager, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky reports that Wolf chose the Browns over the Packers and the Raiders.

Wolf was a candidate for the Packers GM job, but the job went to Brian Gutekunst. Gutekunst said he hoped to keep Wolf on his staff, but said he wouldn't stand in Wolf's way of taking another job.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy praised Wolf's future in the NFL. "He's going to be a general manager some day. He's extremely talented, I really believe he's got a great career ahead of him," Murphy said.

Wolf, son of former Packers GM Ron Wolf, had been with the Packers since 2004.

Meanwhile, reports say that the Packers have hired former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator.

Pettine would succeed Dom Capers, who was fired last week after a disappointing 7-9 season.

The Packers have not officially announced any additions, but with Pettine and Joe Philbin reportedly on-board, they appear to have their coordinators in place -- and both are former head coaches.

Packers fans may worry about Pettine's history with the Browns -- two years and a 10-22 record, and his defenses there were not very good -- but that's not unusual, after all, for the Browns.

But Pettine has some pelts on his wall as a coordinator, most notably in his four years with the Jets and Rex Ryan. His defenses all finished in the top 10. In his first year with the Jets, they finished first in yards and points allowed.

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