Colts hire Jimmy Raye to head football operations

The Indianapolis Colts hired Jimmy Raye as their VP of football operations, confirming NFL.com's Ian Rapoport earlier report.

Raye leaves his position as player personnel director for the San Diego Chargers. Tom Telesco left the Colts to become the Chargers GM.

Raye was a scout for the Chargers from 1996-99, then became the Chargers' director of college scouting until 2007 and was promoted again in 2008. He started his NFL career as Kansas City's quality control coach in 1995.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.