The first official move made by new Green Bay Packers general manager Brain Gutekunst arrived Wednesday.
Wolf, 35, is the son of Hall of Fame executive and Jimmy Haslam confidant Ron Wolf. Like Dorsey, Highsmith is a former player who went into scouting with the Packers. After stints as the assistant director of both player and pro personnel, he jumped to full-time gigs in both roles, ultimately being named director of football operations in 2016. Alonzo and I share the same passion for this great game of football. And it possesses plenty of Green Bay flavor.
Wolf was one of the four candidates interviewing for the Packers' vacant general manager position that eventually saw Brian Gutekunst hired earlier this week. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade. Team President Mark Murphy also announced a change in organizational structure for the Packers Monday, as Gutekunst, Ball and Head Coach Mike McCarthy will report directly to Murphy.
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.
A former National Football League running back, Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay's scouting department. He was a college scout for 13 years until he was promoted to personnel executive in 2012. The same can also be said for the Browns' 2 current vice presidents of player personnel Andrew Berry and Ken Kovash. All three have experience working in the personnel department from their time together with Dorsey in Kansas City with the Chiefs.