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It may not be overseeing the new-look, Luck-y Colts, or anything luxurious like that, but at least former Colts GM Chris Polian can say he's no longer unemployed.
As first reported by ProFootballTalk.com, the Falcons hired Polian to work in their personnel department. An official announcement is expected Monday.
Along with his dad, Bill Polian, formerly the Colts VP, he was fired by Indianapolis after the 2011 regular season ended. Though, unlike Bill, who quickly latched on with ESPN and has done a good job in his analysis, Chris hadn't found a new job ... until now, of course.
It's in a lesser capacity than he'd probably prefer, but, if that's all he's got at this point, there's no reason not to take the gig. The junior Polian has worked his way up through the league ranks before -- joining the personnel department of a perennial playoff contender isn't a bad place to start over.
And, thankfully, his arrival won't cause any current...
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FLOWERY BRANCH—The half-hazard team that the Colts fielded last year was largely put together by their former GM Chris Polian.
Polian was ceremoniously shown the door in the off-season as owner Jim Irsay started the team’s rebuilding process.
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As the 2012 NFL Draft comes to a close and the grades are handed out to the teams, Atlanta's draft hinges on their most questioned pick, Lamar Holmes. Holmes was universally seen as a reach by Atlanta. Many draft prognosticators had him as a sixth or seventh round prospect. Many fans questioned why Atlanta had passed over prospects like Alameda Ta'amu, Ladarius Green, and...
The Colts selected wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Hilton is a speed demon and turned heads with a 4.37 time in the 40-yard dash at his Florida International Pro Day. The Colts are dedicated to adding weapons to help prized quarterback Andrew Luck succeed, and Hilton lands in a good situation as they lack a solid receiver beyond Reggie...
Obviously the Indianapolis Colts hit a home run with the selection of Andrew Luck. But their Day 2 selections took this draft class to a new level.
Coby Fleener was a no-brainer in the 2nd round. While I didn’t have a high 2nd-round grade on him, his value to the Colts exceeds his value to any other team due to his connection to Andrew Luck. Every young quarterback needs a security...
The Indianapolis Colts scooped up tight end Coby Fleener in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Colts reunite Stanford teammates after selecting quarterback Andrew Luck the No. 1 pick. Fleener may need work as a blocker, but turned heads as a vertical threat during his Pro Day, and there is stud potential as a fantasy tight end here - and it does help that he...
1. QB Andrew Luck ANot much to say here. Luck was the obvious selection.34. TE Coby Fleener AI love this pick. I’ve never understood why more teams don’t bring in former teammates to compliment highly drafted quarterbacks. Fleener was the top tight end in this draft class, a solid value at 34, and will be a huge upgrade over Brody Eldridge, a big blocker who has 26 catches combined...
As expected, quarterback Andrew Luck was the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts.Fantasy Spin:
Luck should start right away, and will likely also make an instant fantasy impact, like 2011 rookies Cam Newton and Andy Dalton. The stock of wideout Reggie Wayne also looks to go back up after a subpar year of 960 yards.
Indianapolis keeps adding more pieces to Andrew Luck's offense, taking Ohio University receiver LaVon Brazill.
Brazill is the sixth offensive player the Colts have taken in this year's draft. They still have three picks left in the seventh and final round.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pound receiver was the MVP of the Idaho Potato Bowl game and was a second-team all-Mid-American...
So this is becoming a bit of a recurring joke, but here it is anyway: the Colts have picked up another tight end.
The Colts have also signed TE Dominique Jones, who is from the Indoor Football League and has played in the UFL.
I've reached out to the Colts to ask if they plan on him converting to safety or cornerback but they've yet to respond.
OK, that last part wasn't true.
Paul Kuharsky notes that Mel Kiper was impressed with Ryan Grigson's first draft:
Kiper: "Think the Colts were concerned about building a supporting cast forAndrew Luck? They showed an unbelievable commitment to Luck, adding the top two tight ends in the draft in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen (Luck is used to two-TE sets), a burner in T.Y. Hilton who could become a gem...
Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish is the new Mr. Irrelevant.
The Indianapolis Colts took the Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year with the final pick in this weekend's draft, No. 253 overall. It's the first time since 1967 that a non-expansion team has had both the first and last pick in the draft. Indy opened the draft by taking Stanford quarterback...
The Indianapolis Colts began the offseason by cutting their storied franchise quarterback and clearing out the high earners; this is what they did to replace them.
Round 1 - Pick No. 1 - Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford
The best player in the draft was selected first, just the way it should be. Luck has all the potential and expectancy in the world to become the Colts' leader...
Much like the pick before this one (Lamar Holmes), this pick came as a bit of a surprise. The Falcons have been talking all off-season about their vertical passing game so it make sense that the first non-lineman picked in the draft is a fullback, right? We didn't think so. Fullback was not on our list of needs for the Falcons as you generally pick up a fullback whenever you...
The 2012 NFL Draft is in the books and so is the 2012 Mr. Irrelevant Winner! With the 253rd pick of the draft the Indianapolis Colts selected the quarterback from Northern Illinois, Chandler Harnish.
Harnish is the most accomplished gun slinger in the history of the school. He ranks first in nearly every single category in career and season records. He also is ranked high in all...