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Colts announce six candidates for G.M. job

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 22:  Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank talks to Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay prior to the game against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome on November 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Colts have released the list of six candidates who will interview with owner Jim Irsay about the team’s vacancy at General Manager.

There aren’t any surprises on the list as all six have been reported as targets for the Colts since they fired Ryan Grigson last weekend. The six candidates are Chiefs director of football operations Chris Ballard; Seahawks co-player personnel directors Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner; Vikings assistant G.M.¬†George Paton, Colts interim G.M. Jimmy Raye and Packers football operations director Eliot Wolf.

Dates for the interviews were not announced by the Colts, who noted that a majority of the candidates have “a strong defensive background with success finding homegrown talent through the draft.” All six were on the list of candidates for the 49ers job, but Ballard never interviewed and Paton is the only one returning for a second interview with the team.

There was a report that the Colts wanted to interview Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta for the job, but the team says that the sextet listed above will be the only people meeting with Irsay about the opening.

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11 Responses to “Colts announce six candidates for G.M. job”
  1. NFLexpert says: Jan 25, 2017 1:18 PM

    George Paton? They will need a general like that to fix this mess…

  2. hitit49 says: Jan 25, 2017 1:44 PM

    Wow, tells you all you need to know about Jed and Paraag if candidates rejecting the 49ers want to interview with this dude.

  3. jimmysee says: Jan 25, 2017 1:53 PM

    Looks like a beauty pagent to me.

  4. bassplucker says: Jan 25, 2017 2:15 PM

    If Ballard is the hire, they will get good quick. He knows what he’s doing.

  5. Indybear says: Jan 25, 2017 2:37 PM

    Jimmy will hire anyone who can get him access to “the good stuff”. If you think I’m joking, then you don’t know Jimmy and his demons.

  6. drcap says: Jan 25, 2017 2:46 PM

    Why isn’t Scott Pioli getting more run?

  7. johnnyblood24 says: Jan 25, 2017 2:49 PM

    Four of those six are from the Ron Wolf/Packers tree (one literally) yet somehow the Green Bay front office has no idea what it’s doing (according to blowhards).

  8. jamaltimore says: Jan 25, 2017 3:01 PM

    Decosta may be getting a little too cozy. the ravens draft are usually solid at the bottom 4 through UDFA but not so much from 1-3. The other speciality is to sign an impact FA like Quan, boldin, and SENIOR… formula ain’t working so well anymore and impact players are less and less on the Ravens.

  9. jdbaker01 says: Jan 25, 2017 3:07 PM

    Was Rich Kotite not available?

  10. firerogergoodell says: Jan 25, 2017 3:18 PM

    Say what you want about Irsay, that’s a great list!

  11. espntmz says: Jan 25, 2017 7:38 PM

    Scumbag organization starts at the top….losers except for Luck.

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