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Chuck Pagano To Reportedly Work As NFL Consultant

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano reportedly won’t return to coaching this year, and will instead take a job with the NFL as a consultant, Denver7’s Troy Renck reports.


INDIANAPOLIS —Chuck Pagano will apparently continue on with a National Football League job in 2018 — he just won't be on the sideline.

Denver7’s Troy Renck reports Pagano, the former Indianapolis Colts head coach, is "expected to take (the) fall off" from coaching but will instead work with the NFL as a consultant.

Pagano, the Colts' head coach for six seasons from 2012 through 2017, spoke to Renck Wednesday at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet, where Pagano's father, legendary high school coach Sam Pagano, was being inducted among a Class of 2018 that also included former Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Chuck Pagano is one of at least 14 members of the Colts' 2017 coaching staff to find jobs elsewhere for 2018; the other 13 have all been hired by other NFL or collegiate programs:

• Former defensive line coach Gary Emanuel has been hired to the same position by the New York Giants.

• Former outside linebackers coach Brad White has been hired to the same position at the University of Kentucky.

• Former assistant head coach/offensive line coach Joe Philbin, tight ends coach Jim Hostler and assistant special teams coach Maurice Drayton are now with the Green Bay Packers.

• Former offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach Tim Berbenich and running backs coach Jemal Singleton are now with the Oakland Raiders.

• Former wide receives coach Sanjay Lal is expected to assume the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.

• Former quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer is now with the Seattle Seahawks.

• Former special teams coordinator Tom McMahon and defensive backs coach Greg Williams are now with the Denver Broncos.

Former Colts area scout Dave Razzano also has been hired on with the Raiders as their Director of Football Research.

Richard Howell (assistant strength), Robert Mathis (pass rush consultant/player development) and Ryan Podell (sports science/conditioning), have been retained for new Colts head coach Frank Reich's staff, meanwhile.

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