Lionel Vital Sticking With Falcons
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital has opted to remain in Atlanta rather than join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as their new general manager. Vital was a candidate for that position and interviewed for the vacant job after the Buccaneers dismissed Mark Dominik this offseason.
Vital joined the Falcons shortly after the 2008 draft and was promoted to his current position a year ago when David Caldwell left the team to become the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Vital is dubbed the next in line in the string of Falcons front office employees that could become an NFL GM.