The Indianapolis Colts are keeping general manager Ryan Grigson, but some other teams may come calling about another member of the Colts' front office as a potential GM as well. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Tennessee Titans want to bring in Indy's VP of football operations, Jimmy Raye III, to interview for their GM opening.
Raye has been with the franchise working closely with Ryan Grigson for the past three seasons, serving as the Colts' VP of football operations. Before that, Raye was with the San Diego Chargers for 17 seasons. He joined the Chargers in 1996 and spent the next four seasons as a scout before then being elevated to director of college scouting for eight years. For the final four years he was in San Diego, he was the team's director of player personnel. He is one of eight minority candidates on the Fritz Pollard Alliance list which looks to help better represent minorities in NFL front office circles. He is generally well thought of around the league and has been mentioned in association for general manager jobs in the past, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see teams take a look at him.
According to reports, the Titans are also targeting the Ravens' Eric DeCosta and the Giants' Marc Ross in their GM search as they seek to replace Ruston Webster, who was fired yesterday. Tennessee is thought to have a lucrative opening at their general manager and head coach positions, as they have Marcus Mariota at quarterback and the top overall pick in this year's draft. They still need a lot of talent, but they have some things to work with. For a prospective GM, it would probably be a task worth undertaking. We'll continue to monitor the situation and see if anything comes of this report, but it's no surprise to see some interest in Jimmy Raye III.