Vikings interview Browns’ Cook and Pats’ Wolf for GM job | National sports
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their first round of general manager talks on Thursday by meeting with Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook and New England scouting consultant Eliot Wolf .
Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was also interviewed for the head coach.
Wolf and Cook became the seventh and eighth outside candidates to interview the Vikings for the general manager job created when Rick Spielman was fired after 16 seasons with the team. Spielman had the title of general manager with full authority on the roster for 10 seasons.
The Vikings are simultaneously looking for a head coach after firing Mike Zimmer at the end of his eighth season. The team requested interviews with eight people and has now met with four of those candidates.
Wolf, the son of former Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf, just completed his second season with the Patriots. He spent 14 seasons in various personal roles with the Packers, but was let go of the general manager role there in 2018 when Brian Gutekunst was promoted. Wolf then spent two seasons as Cleveland’s assistant general manager.
Cook and Wolf have worked with the Browns, where Cook has spent the past six seasons. Cook, who played linebacker at the University of Miami, also worked in scouting for Green Bay and Indianapolis.
Gannon completed his first season with the Eagles after three seasons as the Colts defensive backs coach. He spent four seasons with the Vikings under Zimmer from 2014 to 2017 as an assistant defensive back and quality control coach.
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