Browns Add Ryan Grigson To Front Office

The Browns have announced the hiring of former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson as a senior personnel executive. Grigson will report to vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry, who worked under Grigson in Indianapolis from 2012-15.

Ryan Grigson

“Ryan brings valuable experience to our personnel group,” said Browns GM Sashi Brown. “He was raised as a road-scout and has been evaluating talent in this league for almost 20 years. We place a premium on that experience and on his passion for football. Ryan has much to offer to any personnel department and we are pleased that he chose to join our staff.”

Grigson had been out of work since the Colts fired him in January, which ended a five-year run atop their football department. Grigson’s tenure in Indianapolis began with a flourish, as his first draft included the likes of Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton, Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen – all of whom helped the Colts win 11 games each year from 2012-14 and earn playoff berths. However, Grigson ultimately struggled to put enough talent around Luck, the crown jewel of the franchise, and had difficulty coexisting with head coach Chuck Pagano. Thanks in part to those factors, particularly the inability to support Luck, the Colts went .500 in each of the previous two seasons and owner Jim Irsay elected to part with Grigson.

Prior to his hiring in Indy, Grigson worked in scouting capacities with the Rams and Eagles from 1999-2011. He’ll return to that type of role with the Browns.

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  1. bts76

    Barstool Hartland is gonna have a field day on this one… guy is a goon and spends big on underachieving names. Your 13 year old nephew can spot talent easier than Grigs and he gets eaten alive by other GMs (see: Vontae Davis

    • Boognish

      Vontae Davis was one of the better moves he made. I’d probably give up a 2nd rounder for a guy who turned in two Pro Bowl seasons all day long. I’d say the Trent Richardson trade best defines his incompetence.

      • BravesBoi

        Agreed. I’m glad they got Vontae Davis out of Miami, as I am a Pats fan. He was their best corner, and when he is 100% healthy, he is a top 20 corner easily, maybe 15. Idk how he could have justified that Richardson trade though. He only had a decent number of yards and TDs his rookie season because they just kept feeding him the ball in CLE. His YPC was 3.6. You don’t give up what he did for someone with a 3.6 YPC. And it actually dropped to 3.4 the next year before they traded for him. He was never anything better than an occasional short yardage back

  2. Bill frog

    Unbelievable!! Being the mastermind of the Richardson trade, qualifies for a NFL Lifetime ban!
    One step forward THREE steps back

    • sufferfortribe

      Never wanted him in the first place. Or Pettine.
      What I’d really like, though, is a new owner.

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