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Report: Colts request to interview Eliot Wolf for GM opening

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NFL: Green Bay Packers-Practice Green Bay Press Gazette-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts’ search for a new general manager is well under way, and the team is requesting interviews with some of the top personnel guys around the NFL. One of those guys is Eliot Wolf, the director of football operations for the Green Bay Packers. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Colts have requested to interview Wolf.

The son of former Packers GM and Hall of Famer Ron Wolf, Eliot Wolf has made his own name for himself in his 13 years with the Packers, serving in a variety of roles but most recently as director of football operations, where he oversees both the college and pro scouting process. The 34-year old Wolf is widely viewed as one of the smartest and brightest young personnel executives in football, but he recently withdrew his name from the 49ers GM search and was given a new contract by the Packers. He’s viewed by many to be the eventual replacement for Ted Thompson in Green Bay.

So for the Colts to be able to get Wolf might be a long shot, but he’s a smart guy to interview. We’ll see what comes of it and whether the Colts actually get to do that interview with him, but he’s another intriguing name to add to the list of candidates. So far, we’ve heard that the Colts want to interview Jimmy Raye III, Trent Kirchner, Scott Fitterer, George Paton, and now Eliot Wolf. That’s a very nice start for owner Jim Irsay.