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Colts fire GM Ryan Grigson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm EST

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts have fired general manager Ryan Grigson. The 44-year-old has been the Colts general manager since the 2012 season.

He has had clashes with head coach Chuck Pagano. Owner Jim Irsay has reportedly went with Pagano over Grigson.

Ryan Grigson (Getty Images)

Ryan Grigson (Getty Images)

As the Colts GM, he was 49-31 overall. The team was 3-3 in the playoffs.

Following the end of the season, Irsay said both would stay in their positions. However, something has definitely changed, as only one is left in place now.

Colts president of football operations Jimmy Raye — who recently interviewed for the vacant San Francisco 49ers general manager position — is reportedly the favorite to get this position. Also, Irsay has been pursuing Peyton Manning for a front office position, according to reports, but nothing is confirmed on that end.

Prior becoming the Colts general manager, he was the Philadelphia Eagles Director of Player Personnel in 2010 and 2011. He also was the Eagles Director of College Scouting from 2006 to 2009.

Grigson was the Eagles Western Regional Scout in 2004 and 2005. Before joining the Eagles, he was a National Scout and Area Scout for the St. Louis Rams from 1999 to 2003.

He was the Player Personnel Coordinator for the Buffalo Destroyers in 1999. He was also a Pro Scout for the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1998.

Grigson was also an assistant coach with the Destroyers in 1999. He was also an assistant coach with the McPherson College Bulldogs in 1998.

He spent two seasons as a player. He was signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, but never played for them, before signing with the Detroit Lions in 1995. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts in 1997.

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