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Atlanta Falcons GM Search Down to 3

Multiple reports Tuesday night indicate Morocco Brown of the Indianapolis Colts was told he was eliminated from contention for the vacant General Manager post with the Atlanta Falcons.

With Brown eliminated, three candidates still remain: Former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, Rams director of college scouting Brady Holmes, and New Orleans Saints vice president of pro personnel Terry Fontenot.

Brown along with Louis Riddick were also being considered.

The general manager position was opened when the Falcons let go Thomas Dimitroff, the only GM who had served under Arthur Blank. Under Dimitroff, the Falcons made it to one Super Bowl and an NFC Championship Game. Dimitroff’s style of spending heavily on offensive skill players didn’t always mesh with the defensive coaches hired at Atlanta, Mike Smith and Dan Quinn.

Dimitroff left a messy cap situation, but the Falcons have the No. 4 overall pick and a solid core of veteran talent in which to rebuild from last season’s 4-12 disaster.

Scott Kennedy
Scott Kennedy is an Atlanta native and 20 year media veteran including time as Director of Scouting at, Managing Editor at 247Sports, VP Content Operations at Sports Illustrated and more. Scott has appeared as a recruiting and NFL Draft analyst on dozens of media including ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, NY Times, and more.