In lieu of the departure of director of player personnel Les Snead to take over general manager duties with the St. Louis Rams, the Falcons have promoted David Caldwell to Snead’s former position. Caldwell has spent the past four years as the team’s director of college scouting. The team also announced that pro personnel coordinator DeJuan Polk to become director of pro scouting.
Caldwell was hired by the Falcons in May 2008, after ten seasons as an area scout for the Indianapolis Colts. Prior to joining the Colts, he spent two years as a scouting assistant with the Carolina Panthers (1996-97). He was a candidate for the Colts vacant GM position last month, which ultimately went to Ryan Grigson.
Last summer, the Falcons promoted Polk to pro personnel coordinator. Polk joined the Falcons in 2006 and worked as an area scout in 2008, and then moved back to the pro scouting department in 2009.