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Packers to Add Former Browns Area Scout to Personnel Department

-- The Green Bay Packers are resuming the process of restocking their player personnel staff after a few key departures this offseason.

According to Inside the League's Neil Stratton, Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst is adding former Cleveland Browns area scout Patrick Moore to his personnel staff for an undetermined role.

The report was later confirmed by Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Moore previously served as a collegiate coach for 12 seasons with Fordham University, Louisiana Tech, Auburn, Western Carolina and Illinois Wesleyan before venturing to Cleveland in 2013 to work in the Browns' personnel department. 

The Packers have been closely connected with the Browns through the course of Gutekunst's first offseason.

Browns G.M. John Dorsey -- a former Packers executive -- hired Alonzo Highsmith and Eliot Wolf, two of the more recent high-ranking components to the Packers' front office, back in January.

Two months later, the two teams initiated a trade that sent quarterback DeShone Kizer to Green Bay in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall.

One of the Packers' area scouts, Alonzo Dotson, is set to join the New York Jets in the coming future as well, giving Gutekunst just another slot to fill preferably before the start of training camp in July.


Zachary Jacobson is a staff writer/reporter for Cheesehead TV. He's the voice of The Leap on iTunes and can be heard on The Scoop KLGR 1490 AM every Saturday morning. He's also a contributor on the Pack-A-Day Podcast. He can be found on Twitter via @ZachAJacobson or contacted through email at [email protected].

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Bure9620's picture

My hope is Sashi Brown completely ignored his scouts in an effort to play moneyball, because if this guy had a large role in the evaluation of the Browns drafts the last 5 years, this is not very encouraging.........

flackcatcher's picture

Along with the owners meddling in the draft, a toxic combo indeed.

William Brauer's picture

My thoughts entirely. The last two years especially bad for them.

The TKstinator's picture

Might he consider changing his first name to Alonzo?

dobber's picture the Browns will hire him back?

The TKstinator's picture

We call that "boomeranging".
(Not to be confused with the big lefty Bengal QB from years ago.)

Donster's picture

So we're hiring from the losers now? Yikes! Hopefully, like Bure9620 said, he was just ignored and knows how to identify talent.

worztik's picture

As Vic used to say, “There just aren’t many scouts hanging low on the NFL scout tree!”! May be the case where there just aren’t a great number of scouts available with the experience we need. The best scout in the league can be ineffective if the people in the FO aren’t open to their evaluations. Scouts scout, coaches coach, players play and the decision makers make or break the team! I have a feeling that Cleveland’s problems were a direct reflection of the owner’s meddling in recent years! Dorsey will square the organization away, just as BG will work to repair the mess left by TT... just sayin’... ;~€)

Handsback's picture

Moore was at least a coach, so maybe he knows talent when he sees it. I suspect scouts aren't grown on trees and few people actually get hired in that capacity. I've interviewed a few and they all have worked pretty hard to become NFL scouts. They are like Marines, the few the proud....

Bedrock's picture

Cleveland has talent, especially on the defensive side. They lack a QB and coaches who improve the QB. Can’t win with that combination.

D.D. Driver's picture

This is like the Johnny Cash song One Piece at a Time...

The Packers are becoming the Browns and vice versa.

worztik's picture

That’s a silly comment...

The TKstinator's picture

On second thought, let us not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.

Monty P strikes again!

Fordham Ram's picture

Wow, he was a scout for Fordham University, my alma mater, well almost, I was born in the now defunct Fordham hospital a stones throw away from there. Anybody connected to where Lombardi learned his gridiron ball and it started at Fordham U has to have good karma connected to it as far as the Packers are concerned. Kudos to Gute's for making this pick up. I'm getting to like this guy more and more.

Lare's picture

I would think that NFL scouts are pretty easy to evaluate. Either they're good at finding & assessing talent or they're not.

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