Colts sinecure Chris Ballard as GM, replacing Ryan Grigson

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts have named Chris Ballard their new ubiquitous manager, a group announced Sunday.

Ballard replaces Ryan Grigson, who was dismissed on Jan. 21 after 5 seasons with a organization.

Ballard assimilated a Kansas City Chiefs as executive of actor crew in 2013 and afterwards he was after promoted to executive of football operations. The Chiefs have been a offset group has won during slightest 9 games in any of those 4 seasons and all 3 first-round breeze picks in that camber have been poignant contributors for them. They were a No. 2 seed in a AFC playoffs this season.

Ballard interviewed for ubiquitous manager jobs with Tennessee and Chicago in new years.

Ballard is set during quarterback with Andrew Luck and gifted ability position players like receivers T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief, though his initial sequence of business will be to urge a invulnerability that finished 30th altogether in a NFL and tied for 19th in sacks with only 33.

The Colts, who will have some-more than $50 million in income top space during giveaway agency, are entrance off back-to-back seasons where they missed a playoffs with 8-8 records.

Owner Jim Irsay pronounced on Jan. 21 that Chuck Pagano will lapse as manager for a 2017 season.

Ballard kick out Jimmy Raye III of a Colts, Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner of Seattle, George Paton of Minnesota and Eliot Wolf of Green Bay for a job.

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