Colts hire Manusky to lead defense

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Greg Manusky spent the 2011 season as the Chargers' defensive coordinator.
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Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.


Greg Manusky has a new coaching home — the Indianapolis Colts.

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As first reported by, Manusky was hired Thursday to become Indianapolis' new defensive coordinator. Manusky will be working under new Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who was Baltimore's defensive coordinator in 2011.

Manusky recently interviewed for the defensive coordinator position in Oakland. He was San Diego's defensive coordinator in 2011 before being fired at the end of the season. Manusky served as San Francisco's defensive coordinator from 2007 to 2010.

As first reported by, Pagano hired three other assistants on Wednesday: Marwan Maalouf (special teams), Roy Anderson (safeties) and Alfredo Roberts (tight ends). Former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was hired in the same capacity earlier this week.

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