Patriots name Eliot Wolf executive VP of player personnel

The New England Patriots named Eliot Wolf their executive vice president of player personnel on Saturday.Wolf, 42, has 20 seasons of NFL experience, including the last four as director of scouting for the Patriots. His duties will include overseeing the personnel department, managing the salary cap and control of the 53-man roster.The Patriots also have a first-year head coach in Jerod Mayo.”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,” Patriots CEO Robert Kraft said in a news release. “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.”

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