Former Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Eliot Wolf is on the move again.
Wolf, 37, has joined the New England Patriots as a consultant, according to multiple media reports.
Inside the League’s Neil Stratton first reported the news.
Former #Browns Asst GM Eliot Wolf has joined the #Patriots in a consulting capacity. Wolf left Cleveland in January after two years with the team. The son of former Green Bay GM Ron Wolf, he also spent 14 years w/the #Packers & had an #NFLCombine2020 role w/the #Seahawks.
— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) March 11, 2020
The Patriots’ acquisition comes before free agency starts next week and ahead of next month’s NFL Draft.
In February, Wolf and former Browns executive Alonzo Highsmith worked for the Seattle Seahawks as consultants ahead of the NFL Combine.
In January, the Browns mutually parted ways with Wolf and Highsmith after Andrew Berry took over as general manager.
Wolf and Highsmith worked for the Browns for two seasons starting in 2018 under former general manager John Dorsey, whom the team fired in December.
Eliot Wolf’s father, Hall Of Fame executive Ron Wolf, was critical of the Browns when they parted ways with his son and Highsmith.
“When something goes wrong, who takes responsibility?” the elder Wolf told ESPN NFL reporter Chris Mortensen on the idea of analytics. “Their answer: `Well, that’s what the data told us.’ What a crock. That’s what got ’em 1-31.”
Ron Wolf was the Green Bay Packers general manager from 1991-2000.
The elder Wolf is responsible for building the Packers team that beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.
The younger Wolf held several positions for the Packers from 2004-2017.
The University of Miami alum worked for the Packers as a pro personnel assistant, an assistant director of pro personnel, assistant director of player personnel, director of pro personnel, director of football operations and assistant general manager.
Eliot Wolf interviewed for the Packers general manager job in 2018, but the team instead picked Brian Gutekunst for the position.
Around the NFL Writer Kevin Patra wrote that Eliot Wolf could be a general manager candidate during next year’s hiring cycle.
The Patriots’ front office is known for having some of the brightest minds in the NFL.
Last month, the Patriots signed director of player personnel Nick Caserio to a multi-year extension.
Caserio has worked for the Patriots since 2001.
The Patriots have 12 draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas.
NFL free agency officially starts at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 18.
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