Grigson to be Colts new GM

Ryan Grigson will become the new general manager of the Indianapolis Colts, according to Adam Schefter's Twitter feed.

Grigson has been the director of player personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles and was one of seven general manager candidates considered by Colts owner Jim Irsay to replace Chris Polian, who was fired along with his father, vice chairman Bill Polian.

Grigson will have the first pick in the draft to work with, a choice that is expected to be Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, and will also likely have some input into Irsay's decision about what to do with injured quarterback Peyton Manning and whether or not the Colts will keep him by paying a $28 million roster bonus after he missed all of the 2011 season.

Grigson will also have say in the fate of Colts coach Jim Caldwell, who struggled though a 2-14 season without Manning.

With a new GM and a new quarterback, it's certainly possible that the Colts could be looking for a new coach as well as they begin a rebuilding process.

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