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Seattle Seahawks executive Ed Dodds joins Indianapolis Colts’ front office

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The Indianapolis Colts will have a new-look front office for its 2017 season. While Chuck Pagano is still the head coach, Chris Ballard is the new general manager after former executive of the year winner Ryan Grigson was fired at the end of the 2016 campaign.

On Friday, the Colts added five people to its player personnel department, including longtime Seahawks executive Ed Dodds.

The team has hired Morocco Brown as director of college scouting, Kyle Childress as college scouting coordinator, Brian Decker as player personnel strategist, Ed Dodds as vice president of player personnel and Rex Hogan as vice president of player personnel.

Dodds has worked in Seattle’s organization since 2007, serving one year in pro personnel before spending the bulk of his years in the scouting department. After one season as a national scout, Dodds was promoted to senior personnel executive in the 2015 offseason, with the primary task of evaluating college and professional talent.

After being one of the few to survive the structural shake-up after Tim Ruskell was fired in 2010, ushering in the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era we’ve come to know and love, Dodds is moving on up to a role as co-VP of player personnel for a Colts team in desperate need to turn things around and not waste the peak years of Andrew Luck.