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Packers’ Eliot Wolf to interview for Colts GM vacancy

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After passing on the 49ers general-manager position, Ron Wolf’s son plans to talk with the Colts about theirs.

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Last week, it appeared the Green Bay Packers had successfully avoided losing one of their key front-office executives to another team. Now, director of football operations Eliot Wolf plans to interview for the GM position with the Indianapolis Colts.

Wolf withdrew his name from consideration for the San Francisco 49ers’ general-manager position when it became clear the team wanted to go a different direction. As a result, he signed a new deal with the Packers. However, with the possibility of greater roster control and a franchise quarterback in Indianapolis, Wolf decided to sit down with Colts owner Jim Irsay about the job.

Wolf, only 34 years old, has drawn interest from multiple teams as a GM candidate over the past few seasons. The Detroit Lions reportedly requested a meeting with him last offseason, but the Packers blocked the interview. Green Bay has taken a different approach this time around, allowing Wolf to pursue multiple general-manager jobs.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is an award-winning journalist and Pro Football Writers of America member. He covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.