BRISTOL, Conn. -- Former Indianapolis Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst.
Polian makes his debut March 12 and will appear throughout the year on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter.
In January, he and his son, general manager Chris Polian, were fired by Colts owner Jim Irsay in a major shake-up that included firing coach Jim Caldwell and his staff.
At ESPN, Polian will focus on the NFL draft, free agency and other business-related issues.
ESPN announced the hiring Wednesday.
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