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Colts add another of Bill Polian's sons to their front office

The Indianapolis Colts added another of team vice chairman Bill Polian's sons to their management team, *The Indianapolis Star* reported Tuesday.

Team owner Jim Irsay confirmed Dennis Polian was hired as the Colts' director of football administration, joining his brother, Chris, who is the team's vice president and general manager.

Dennis Polian, 34, will serve as the club's expert on rules deriving from the next collective bargaining agreement, budgeting, contract proposals and reporting transactions and all daily communications with the NFL office.

"It's a job we pieced through a couple different offices, but it's something we're going to have a dedicated person for moving forward," Chris Polian told The Star. "With what he's been through having to manage the Tulane situation through Katrina, I know he's going to be able to handle what we throw at him."

Dennis Polian has extensive administrative experience in the NFL, CFL, AFL and at the college level. He spent the past two years as assistant to the head coach with the Minnesota Vikings.

The Colts also hired Eric Kunttu as video director and Avis Roper as senior director of communications. The team reassigned Craig Kelley, a 26-year team employee, from his position of vice president of public relations, a post he's held the past 12 years.

Kunttu was the Buffalo Bills' assistant video coordinator from 1990-94 and Syracuse University's video coordinator from 1994 until his move to the Colts. He replaces Marty Heckscher, who is retiring.

Roper has worked 16 years in the NFL, the past 13 as assistant director of communications for the New York Giants.

Kelley, Irsay said, will be responsible for Internet content on and "archive work."

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