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Report: Seahawks hire ex-Browns execs Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks have hired former Cleveland Browns executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith.

When the Cleveland Browns replaced John Dorsey with Andrew Berry as their general manager last month, it resulted in front office changes that included the departures of Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith.

It now appears that both Wolf and Highsmith have found a new home.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks have hired Wolf and Highsmith as consultants for the NFL Draft process. Both former Browns executives have a history with Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who they worked alongside during their time with the Green Bay Packers.

Wolf and Highsmith both arrived in Cleveland in 2018 after Dorsey replaced Sashi Brown as the Browns' general manager. Wolf held the title of assistant general manager, while Highsmith served as the team's vice president of player personnel.

While Cleveland's hirings of Berry and new head coach Kevin Stefanski signified a pivot toward an analytics leaning approach, the team reportedly attempted to keep both Wolf and Highsmith on staff. Ultimately, however, the team and executives wound up parting ways, with Wolf's father, Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf, taking a not-so-subtle shot at the Browns' new direction.

"When something goes wrong, who takes responsibility?" the elder Wolf told ESPN's 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."

Monday marks the start of the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which will run through Sunday.

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