Colts fire defensive coordinator Manusky


Chuck Pagano will be back as the Colts’ coach, but what team owner Jim Irsay called an emphasis on continuity won’t include defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday afternoon that Manusky has been fired. Pagano signed a contract extension Monday night.

Manusky had been the defensive coordinator for all four of Pagano’s seasons as coach. The 2015 Colts gave up 379 yards per game and ranked 26th in total defense.

Pagano fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton at midseason and replaced him with longtime friend Rob Chudzinski.