by Aaron Wilson
January 22, 02014
The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli as assistant general manager, the team announced.
Pioli has completed his contract with NBC and Siriux XM Radio.
“Scott is one of the most respected and adept talent evaluators in the NFL and a member of three Super Bowl Championship teams,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “We have worked together well in the past and been friends for more than 20 years. We have had the opportunity to experience a lot of success together, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to join our personnel team so we can work together again. We have made the commitment to improve every aspect of our organization this offseason, and with the addition of Scott to our personnel department, we have taken an important step to enhance our scouting staff.”
Pioli is a former NFL Executive of the Year.
“Adding a seasoned personnel executive with the track record like Scott’s is in line with our organizational philosophy of making investments in hiring the best people,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. “This move was made as a result of Thomas’ competitive drive to build the best personnel team in the NFL, and the addition of Scott to his team certainly reflects that.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.