Dru Grigson

Cardinals Part Ways With Dru Grigson

Changes continue to take place in Arizona’s front office. Player personnel director Dru Grigson has parted ways with the team, ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss reports.

Grigson began his Cardinals tenure in 2008 after spending time with both the Eagles and the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes in the scouting department. He worked as a scout in Arizona through 2012 before being promoted to scouting director the following season, holding that title for five years.

Grigson’s ascent through the ranks continued when he spent the 2019 and ’20 seasons as assistant player personnel director. That was followed by a single campaign as director of college scouting before taking charge of the player personnel department. After three years in that capacity, Grigson is now out of the organization.

The arrival of general manager Monti Ossenfort last offseason led to the expectation that changes could soon follow in the front office. Indeed, Quentin Harris – who had most recently served as VP of player personnel – is now out as well. He and Grigson began their Cardinals tenures at the same time, and their departures have now taken place within the same week.

While the former has drawn general manager interest in the past, the same is not true of the latter during the past two hiring cycles. As Ossenfort prepares for Year 2 of his time at the helm of the franchise, the Cardinals will have at least a few new faces in the personnel department. Harris and Grigson, meanwhile, will search for new opportunities elsewhere in the NFL.