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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay denied reports of an impending firing of coach Chuck Pagano are not true. 

By SI Wire
December 31, 2015

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Thursday “no decision” has been made regarding “structural changes” in the Colts’ organization, rebuffing rumors Irsay has decided to fire coach Chuck Pagano. 

ESPN’s Mike Wells wrote earlier Thursday it is “likely” Pagano will lose his job after the last game of the regular season, although the Colts can technically still make the playoffs with a win in Week 17. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is also not guaranteed to retain his job, according to the report. 

The Colts have made the playoffs in each of Pagano’s first three seasons as coach, but the relationship between him and Grigson has deteriorated, writes Wells. 

As bad as things have been on the field this season for the Colts (7-8), things are "100 times worse" inside the organization when it comes to the relationship between Pagano and Grigson. One NFL source described the relationship as "toxic." It has reached the point where Grigson and Pagano have little communication with each other, according to multiple sources.

WTHR.com’s Bob Kravitz reported Pagano will “no doubt” be fired, but the coach has not been told anything yet. The Colts play the Titans in Week 17. 

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