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Vikings hire ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson in front office role

February 10, 2022 GMT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson for a senior personnel position in the front office under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.

The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday, two weeks after Adofo-Mensah was hired. Grigson spent the past two seasons as a senior football advisor with Cleveland, where Adofo-Mensah was vice president of football operations.

“I was immediately drawn to Ryan’s passion for the game, big heart, and reflective wisdom. He is a talented evaluator who brings energy and humor to every discussion,” Adofo-Mensah said.

Grigson has worked 23 years in the NFL, including as general manager of the Colts from 2012-16. He won two executive of the year awards in 2012, and the Colts were 52-34 during his tenure. Grigson has also worked in scouting for the Rams and Eagles and as an adviser with the Seahawks. He was a sixth-round draft pick by the Bengals in 1995 out of Purdue.

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