INDIANAPOLIS – When Jimmy Raye III arrived to work on Monday morning at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center he had a new title associated with his name.
"Interim General Manager" is the new tag for Raye, who moved into that position over the weekend after Jim Irsay fired Ryan Grigson.
As Raye embarks on a trip to the Senior Bowl this week, he's trying to provide a leadership role with scouts and coaches coming together for a very important week of evaluating at college football's premier all-star game.
"Really, it's business as usual," Raye said to Colts.com on Monday, before traveling to Mobile, Alabama, the site of this year's Senior Bowl.
"We are just kind of moving on as an organization and trying to go forward. As hard as it is with change, we are trying to keep moving forward and keep our focus on the task at hand. Being in a leadership role, going to the Senior Bowl, I'm trying to give direction to the different departments down there."
Jim Irsay confirmed this past weekend that Raye will indeed receive an interview for the full-time GM opening.
For now, Raye is the guy handling things from a personnel standpoint for the Colts.
Raye has been with the Colts since 2013, as the team's Vice President of Operations.
After mainly traveling on the road for scouting duties with the San Diego Chargers, Raye's time in Indy has included more in-house work.
"When I was in San Diego for 17 years, I went from an area scout to a Director of College Scouting, to the Pro Personnel Director. And a lot of what I did was focused on being on the road, looking at college players," Raye said on Monday.
"Coming (to Indianapolis), it's transitioned more into an administrative role. I'm kind of the conduit to a lot of different departments. I'm the overseer of the college and pro scouting efforts. I deal with the salary cap management, as well as the coaching side. It can change from year-to-year, day-to-day, but most of my role is focused on administrative duties."
Will Raye still be leading the Colts come next month's Combine?
After more than 25 seasons in the NFL, will Raye finally get his chance as a full-time general manager?
Those are questions only Irsay knows the answers to.
And when those answers will come is anyone's guess.
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