After losing SD job to Telesco, Raye takes his Indy spot

New Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he wanted to keep personnel man Jimmy Raye, the guy considered one of the early favorites for the Chargers GM job.

Instead, Raye’s going to slide into Telesco’s old chair.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter, Raye’s joining the Colts as vice president of football operations.

The idea Raye might hang around after being considered a possible replacement for A.J. Smith seemed farfetched as soon as Telesco said it, and Telesco probably knew that too.

Raye was also mentioned in connection to the Jets general manager job, but taking a sub-GM job now is probably an indication they weren’t prepared to offer him $1 million worth of house.