Vikings assistant GM George Paton plans to interview with the Colts about their vacant general manager position, a source confirmed.
Paton, who has been Rick Spielman’s right-hand man here in Minnesota since 2006, is also a finalist for the open GM job with the 49ers. He has been scheduled to meet with the 49ers for a second interview.
The Colts fired GM Ryan Grigson over the weekend but have retained coach Chuck Pagano. The presence of star quarterback Andrew Luck will make Indianapolis an attractive destination for GM hopefuls.
Indy’s interest in Paton should create leverage for the UCLA graduate if he prefers to return to California to help turn around the 49ers.