David Caldwell a candidate for multiple GM jobs

SI.com’s Don Banks and the National Football Post report separate instances where Falcons Director of College Scouting David Caldwell is a candidate for a potentially open GM position. Banks intimates that Caldwell could be a candidate in Cleveland, Buffalo, and Jacksonville. While the NFP report indicates that he will be high on the short list of candidates for the Carolina Panthers. The latter report expects that he will...

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Pro scout Carthon to join Rams

Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that the St. Louis Rams are set to hire Falcons pro scout Ran Carthon as their pro personnel director. Carthon will re-join Les Snead, the Falcons former director of player personnel who was hired as the Rams new general manager in February. Carthon is the son of NFL assistant coach and former player Maurice Carthon, who is currently on the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff. Ran played briefly in the NFL...

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Chris Polian to be added to front office

Pro Football Talk reported yesterday that former Indianapolis Colts Vice President and General Manager Chris Polian will be joining the Falcons front office in a currently unknown capacity. Polian was at one point a candidate for the Falcons own general manager position in 2008, but removed his name from consideration and a week later the Falcons named Thomas Dimitroff to the post instead. Afterwards, Polian was promoted to be GM of...

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Falcons favorites for HBO’s Hard Knocks

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reporting on the chances of the New York Jets repeating as the team featured on HBO’s training camp series Hard Knocks indicated that league sources believe the Falcons are the favorites. In previous years, the Falcons indicated little interest but last year during the lockout Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff indicated that the team would have future interest. Dimitroff indicated that the Falcons...

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Atlanta Falcons Defensive Free Agency Primer

Yesterday I went over the offense and the changes that may be ahead for the team.  Those changes will continue on the defensive side of the ball. Not only does the arrival of Mike Nolan bring changes to the defensive philosophy the changes will also be noticeable in the personnel.  Most of this will obviously be in the front seven and that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone at this point. SAFETIES:  The starting safeties from...

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