https://247sports.com/nf...Changes-Start-142895583/ Reports: Wolf, Highsmith Out as Front Office Changes Start
ByJARED MUELLER Jan 29, 9:34 AMUPDATE 4PM: After meeting with Wolf this afternoon, the team and Wolf have agreed to part ways, via multiple reports.
The Cleveland Browns hired Andrew Berry just two days ago and today, based on reports, have moved on from Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith from the front office:
The Cleveland Browns and VP of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith have agreed to mutually part ways.
10:00 AM - Jan 29, 2020
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Shortly after Dustin Fox reported on Highsmith, Chris Mortensen added Wolf's name to the list before retracting:
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Update: Wolf has not been officially informed of his future in Cleveland. A source says there is a ongoing discussion about whether Wolf stays or goes under current setup. https://twitter.com/mort...atus/1222537404801781761
The @Browns have decided to officially part ways with assistant GM Elliot Wolf and VP/personnel Alonzo Highsmith now that Andrew Berry has been hired as GM, per sources
Highsmith was interested in returning to the University of Miami, his alma mater, to help return that program to respectability but the school decided to not bring on the former running back. Many believe that his connection to the university played a big role in the team drafting Chad Thomas and Sheldrick Redwine in the past two drafts.
Wolf could remain with the Browns according to Mortensen's latest report but his fit with Berry could be interesting. Wolf is the son of legendary NFL executive Ron Wolf and was raised in the NFL lifestyle. He got his first job in the league at 22 years old and has worked his way up from there. Many expected he was in line to become the Green Bay Packers next general manager in 2018 but was passed over for the job before coming to Cleveland.
The Browns organization has sought to find alignment this offseason. That Highsmith and the team saw a disconnect between their philosophies and moved on is another sign of the desire for alignment.
As we understand, Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta led the coaching search which ended up with Kevin Stefanski as the team's new head coach. DePodesta and Stefanski helped lead the general manager search which led to Berry's hire on Monday. Now, DePodesta, Berry and Stefanski have the task of aligning the rest of the organization with their shared vision.
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