Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/11/12
The Indianapolis Colts are set to name Philadelphia Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson as their next general manager.

ESPN reported Wednesday that the Colts have tabbed Grigson to replace general manager Chris Polian, who was relieved of his duties - along with his brother, vice chairman Bill Polian - following a major franchise housecleaning last week.

Grigson, who turns 40 next month, is a former Cincinnati Bengals draft pick who lasted one season in the NFL before becoming a pro scout in 1998.

He worked his way through the Eagles organization beginning in 2004 as a Western regional scout before being hired as the director of player personnel in 2010.

Grigson comes into the job knowing he won't have to make at least one difficult decision.

Colts owner Jim Irsay has said he will make the call on whether to retain franchise quarterback Peyton Manning, who missed the entire 2011 season recovering from neck surgery. Indianapolis has said it will select Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the top pick in the upcoming draft, leaving Manning's status with the club in limbo.
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