- The Washington Times - Monday, February 15, 2021

Washington continued to shake up its front office Monday, hiring Chris Polian as the team’s director of pro personnel. 

Polian is the son of former Bills, Panthers and Colts general manager Bill Polian, a Hall of Fame executive who has also served as an analyst for ESPN. Polian arrives from Jacksonville, where he served in a similar personnel role from 2013 to 2020. He was also the former general manager in Indianapolis from 2009 to 2011. 

Coach Ron Rivera has spent the offseason restructuring the team’s front office. Last month, he hired Martin Mayhew as general manager and Marty Hurney as executive vice president of player personnel. The team also promoted Eric Stokes to senior director of player personnel, while letting go of three scouts. Kyle Smith, the team’s former vice president of player personnel, left the organization to join the Atlanta Falcons.

In Jacksonville, Polian “played a major role” in helping the Jaguars sign Calais Campbell, A.J. Bouye and Malik Jackson — Pro Bowlers who helped the Jaguars reach the AFC Championship during the 2017 season, according to Washington. He is no longer with Jacksonville as the team revamped its situation under newly hired coach Urban Meyer.



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