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Jimmy Raye III

Senior Personnel Executive

Biography

Jimmy Raye III enters his first season with the Lions in 2018 and his 24th NFL season after spending 2017 as the Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager for the Houston Texans where he handled the day to day responsibilities in the player procurement process. Prior to his time in Houston, Raye worked as the Vice President of Football Operations for the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons (2013-16). With the Colts, Raye oversaw a wide range of administrative and operational aspects of organization, in addition to assisting with personnel matters regarding the roster, salary cap, free agency and the NFL Draft.  While shaping the Colts college free agency process, Raye led the acquisition of 14 undrafted free agents who went on to play in at least one regular season game in their rookie seasons.