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Eliot Wolf Named Executive Vice President of Player Personnel

The Patriots announced today that Eliot Wolf has been named executive vice president of player personnel. 


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that Eliot Wolf has been named executive vice president of player personnel. In that role, Wolf's responsibilities will include the overall direction of the personnel department, the management of the salary cap and in control of the 53-man roster. The 42-year-old Wolf is a veteran of 20 NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2004-17), Cleveland Browns (2018-19) and Patriots (2020-23).

"As I have stated multiple times during the offseason, the plan was to observe the working relationship and involvement between Eliot and Jerod and see how they managed our offseason personnel decisions," said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. "Then, following the draft we would formally undertake a process for setting up the permanent structure of our personnel department. I have been impressed with Eliot's management style and experience and I'm excited that he has agreed to take on this new position."

Wolf, who is entering his fifth season with New England, spent the last two seasons as director of scouting, after originally joining the Patriots as a scouting consultant in 2020.

"It is an honor to accept this position with the New England Patriots," said Wolf. "I am grateful to the Kraft family for this opportunity and want to thank my family, especially my wife and children, for the support and strength they have given me as I move forward in my new role. I also want to thank all of the people I have worked with and learned from over the years."

Prior to joining the Patriots, Wolf spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons as the assistant general manager for the Cleveland Browns. He joined the Browns after spending 14 seasons in various roles with the Green Bay Packers. During his time in Green Bay, the Packers earned 10 trips to the playoffs, seven NFC North division titles and a victory in Super Bowl XLV.

Wolf originally joined the Packers as a pro personnel assistant in 2004. He was promoted to assistant director of pro personnel in 2008. Wolf spent the 2011 season as assistant director of player personnel, before serving as director of pro personnel for three seasons (2012-14). He was elevated to director of player personnel in 2015 and spent his final two seasons (2016-17) with the Packers as director of football operations.

Wolf is the son of former Green Bay Packers general manager and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Wolf. He earned a B.A in English from the University of Miami, where he served as a volunteer in the recruiting department from 2000 through 2003.

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