The Indianapolis Colts have promoted Tom Telesco to vice president of football operations.

Telesco, who spent 14 years in the personnel department, was promoted by new general manager Ryan Grigson. The announcement was made Wednesday.

With the Colts since 1998, Telesco spent the last six years as the team's director of player personnel.

Grigson called the promotion "well deserved" and said Telesco has a "bright football mind, conveys his points well and is highly respected in and around league circles."

Telesco was formerly a scouting assistant for the Carolina Panthers for two years, then an area scout.