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Grigson targeted as GM candidate

Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:03 am
   Eagles personnel director Ryan Grigson will interview with the Colts and Rams for their vacant general manager jobs and might also be a candidate in Chicago.
   NFL Network originally reported the 39-year-old Grigson, who was the runner-up to Eagles general manager Howie Roseman in 2010, was targeted early by the Colts. He's an Indiana native who played at Purdue and, while working as a pro scout for the Rams in 1999, maintained a residence in Crown Point, Ind.
   Grigson also fits the mold Rams owner Stan Kroenke said he envisioned as a young, up-and-coming evaluator to pair with a veteran coach.
   Grigson worked for the Rams after his playing career ended. He was an offensive lineman at Purdue, went to training camp with the Carolina Panthers, and played in the CFL. His younger brother, Drew, is a scout for the Arizona Cardinals.
   His time with the Rams overlapped with Bears coach Lovie Smith and Grigson fondly recalled working to find the kind of defensive players Smith, then defensive coordinator for the Rams, was after -- guys who could run and guys who could create turnovers. Grigson could be a candidate for the Bears' GM job considering the structure calls for Smith to remain as head coach and their history working together.
   He was hired by the Eagles in 2003 as a regional scout. He was named director of college scouting in 2006 before replacing Roseman as director of player personnel in 2010.
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