Former Packers GM Ron Wolf said that he’s spoken to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, but the two haven’t discussed any formal consulting role with the team.
“Right now, honestly, there is no truth to that,” Wolf said of a potential consulting role with the team, via Jason Wilde of ESPN.com. “That has taken on a life of its own based on [one] conversation with the Haslams. Nothing has been said. He hasn’t asked me, [and] he hasn’t told me he wants me to [serve as a consultant], so there’s no truth to it.”
However, Wolf added that he’s “open to almost anything” right now.
This is interesting because Jason La Canfora wrote yesterday that he’s become “much more inclined to believe” Packers director of player personnel Eliot Wolf may actually be willing to leave Green Bay for the right job.
According to La Canfora, there has been “strong buzz” about him being an option for the Browns among other places.
Beyond that, Jason Cole of B/R, citing sources within the Browns’ organization, reports that HC Mike Pettine could survive to coach another year with the team replacing GM Ray Farmer instead.
Wolf’s son, Eliot, is currently the Packers’ director of player personnel, but has been a popular name in regards to potential GM vacancies in recent months.
The elder Wolf said that he won’t be involved in any way if the Browns decide to replace Farmer and pursue his son.
“No, no. That’s already come up,” Wold said. “I told [Haslam] that that is an entirely different situation. He’d have to do that himself. I would not be a part of it.”
Eliot Wolf could be in position to take over for current Packers’ GM Ted Thompson once he retires, so there’s no guarantee he would be willing to leave Green Bay for other opportunities with teams that are rebuilding.
We’ll have more regarding potential changes to the Browns’ front office as the new is available.