REPORT: Colts Plan To Fire HC Chuck Pagano, Undecided On GM Ryan Grigson

The Indianapolis Colts are expected to fire head coach Chuck Pagano at the end of the 2015 regular season, per Mike Wells of ESPN. The news flashed across ESPN's ticker at 3:20pm EST on Thursday.

Pagano took over in Indianapolis back in 2012, posting an 11-5 record in all three of his previous seasons with the team. However, with the team hanging by the shortest of threads in the AFC South race at 7-8, along with the "toxic" relationship between Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson, the situation has become untenable in Indianapolis.

While some may think this is an endorsement of Grigson and that owner Jim Irsay has chosen a side, Wells reports that Grigson's status is not assured for the 2016 NFL season.

It's been a snake-bitten year for the Colts in 2015, with Andrew Luck sidelined for seven games due to injury. The Colts are 2-5 in those games. They still have a chance to overtake the Houston Texans (8-7) for the South title, but need nine games to break their way in Week 17 to do so.

Just a day ago, Pagano told reporters that he would "fight (his) ass off to be the coach here." However, it appears the fight was in vain.

More info on this as it's made available.

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