Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to a 3-year contract extension
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle. Dimitroff has signed a three-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons.The team announced the extension on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, but financial terms were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) General manager Thomas Dimitroff has signed a three-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons.
The team announced the extension on Monday but financial terms were not disclosed.
Falcons' owner Arthur Blank has been pleased with Dimitroff's work with coach Dan Quinn. Blank gave Quinn the final say in personnel matters when he hired Quinn in February 2015.
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The Falcons finished 8-8 last year in Quinn's first season after winning six of their five seven games. They're off to a 6-3 start this year, have the NFC's second-best record and enter a bye week in seemingly good shape to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Dimitroff and Quinn's predecessor, Mike Smith, went 10-22 over two seasons following a trip to the NFC title game.
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