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Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson set to speak at NFL Combine on Thursday

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson are both set to speak at the NFL Combine on Thursday afternoon.

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The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine gets underway today, as the first group of players begins to arrive in Indianapolis.  We'll have plenty of coverage up all week about the Combine, but one of the most relevant aspects of Combine week from our perspective (following the Colts) is that it will be the first time in quite a while that Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson will speak.  Both of them are scheduled to meet the media on Thursday this week in Indianapolis.

Chuck Pagano is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 25, while Ryan Grigson is scheduled to speak at 2:00 p.m. ET on the same day.  The full schedule of coach and general manager press conferences can be found below, and we'll keep you updated on where you can tune in to listen to them.

Neither Pagano nor Grigson have spoken publicly in a press conference setting since the evening of January 4, when it was announced that both were being given contract extensions.  The nature of that presser was almost solely related to the extensions (and rightly so, since it was a complete shock), but it also means that neither gave an end-of-season press conference like is customary.  Chuck Pagano certainly wasn't asked about plans moving forward after the final game, since everyone expected him to be fired, while Ryan Grigson continually declines to speak publicly.  That means that we really haven't heard the opinions of either men about what their offseason goals are and how they will go about improving the team.

That's why their press conferences this week will generate attention among Colts fans, as it will be the first time in close to two months that they hold a press conference and it will be the first chance to really hear their thoughts on the offseason.  Now, that doesn't mean they'll say much or give away much important information about their plans, but it will still be a chance to hear them.

Here's the full list of coach and general manager press conferences that will take place this week:

Wednesday, February 24

9:30 AM        Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager

9:45 AM        Jack Del Rio, Oakland Raiders Head Coach

10:00 AM        Dirk Koett​er, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

10:15 AM        Gary Kubiak, Denver Broncos Head Coach

10:45 AM        Trent Baalke, San Francisco 49ers General Manager

11:00 AM        John Fox, Chicago Bears Head Coach

11:15 AM        Jason Licht, Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager

11:30 AM        Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager

11:45 AM        Hue Jackson, Cleveland Browns Head Coach

Noon        Jon Robinson, Tennessee Titans General Manager

12:15 PM        Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans Head Coach

12:30 PM        Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings General Manager

12:45 PM        Jeff Fisher, Los Angeles Rams Head Coach

1:00 PM        Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins Head Coach

1:15 PM        Dave Gettleman, Carolina Panthers General Manager

1:30 PM        Bob Quinn, Detroit Lions Executive Vice President & General Manager

1:45 PM        Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach

2:00 PM        Ben McAdoo, New York Giants Head Coach

2:15 PM        Rex Ryan, Buffalo Bills Head Coach

2:30 PM        Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals Head Coach

2:45 PM        Todd Bowles, New York Jets Head Coach

3:00 PM        Mike Maccagnan, New York Jets General Manager

3:15 PM        John Schneider, Seattle Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager

3:30 PM        Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens General Manager & Executive Vice President

3:45 PM        Adam Gase, Miami Dolphins Head Coach

4:15 PM        Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach

4:30 PM        Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles Executive Vice President of Football Operations

4:45 PM        Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

Thursday, February 25

9:30 AM        Sashi Brown, Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations

10:00 AM        Tom Telesco, San Diego Chargers General Manager

10:30 AM        Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach

10:45 AM        Duke Tobin, Cincinnati Bengals Director of Player Personnel

11:00 AM        Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers EVP, General Manager & Director of Football Operations

11:15 AM        Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings Head Coach

11:30 AM        Bill O'Brien, Houston Texans Head Coach

11:45 AM        Rick Smith, Houston Texans Executive Vice President/General Manager

Noon        Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers Head Coach

12:45 PM        Les Snead, Los Angeles Rams General Manager

1:00 PM        Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers Head Coach

1:15 PM        John Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager

1:30 PM        Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach

2:00 PM        Ryan Grigson, Indianapolis Colts General Manager

2:15 PM        Jerry Reese, New York Giants Senior Vice President & General Manager

2:30 PM        David Caldwell, Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager

2:45 PM        Thomas Dimitroff, Atlanta Falcons General Manager

3:00 PM        Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks Head Coach

4:00 PM        John Elway, Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager