Takeaways from Last Week – February 24, 2014
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Takeaways from Last Week – February 24, 2014

Discussion of the possibility of the Atlanta Falcons trading up made headlines this past weekend following general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s press conference on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. And of course the dots are being connected to the possibility that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the primary target. But I’m going to pump the brakes on getting too “icky-balooky”...

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Falcons Announce Extensions for McKay, Dimitroff, and Smith

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have reached contract extensions with the three principal figures within the organization: team president Rich McKay, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. McKay’s deal adds four years to his contract, while both Dimitroff and Smith add another year to their deals. McKay’s deal now runs through 2019 while the latter two are signed through 2015. McKay last...

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Falcons hire Scott Pioli as Assistant GM
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Falcons hire Scott Pioli as Assistant GM

The Atlanta Falcons announced today that former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has been hired as the team’s new assistant general manager. Pioli is a long-time friend and associate of Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff due to their shared time with the New England Patriots. Pioli will join Atlanta when his current contract with NBC Sports and Sirius XM Radio expire on February 3. Pioli spent four seasons with the Chiefs...

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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...

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Lionel Vital to interview for Bucs GM Job

CBS Sports Jason La Canfora first reported that Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital was under consideration to become the next general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pro Football Talk indicates that interest has taken the next step as Vital will interview for the vacant position. No reports yet on when said interview will be conducted. Vital was first hired by the Falcons in May 2008, but was promoted to...

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