Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Colts hire Eagles' Grigson as GM

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Ryan Grigson as their new general manager.

Grigson spent the past nine years with the Eagles. He joined the franchise in 2003 as a regional scout, became director of college scouting in 2006 and took over as director of player personnel in 2010.

“Although we will miss Ryan personally and professionally we could not be happier for him," Eagles GM Howie Roseman said. "He has been a great advisor to me and somebody I have leaned on to bounce ideas off of many times over my career. He leaves no stone left unturned in his efforts to find good players and we were lucky to have him here in Philadelphia. In addition to his skills as a talent evaluator, we can’t say enough about Ryan as a person. He is one of the best family men I have come across in the NFL and we wish he, Cynthia and his children all the best.”

Grigson, an Indiana native and Purdue graduate, also spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams as a scout.

Grigson will take over a football operations department that had been headed by Bill Polian for 14 years. Polian and his general manager son, Chris, were fired last week in the wake of a 2-14 season.
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