Falcons hire former Rams G.M. Billy Devaney


The Falcons continue to add former decision-makers to their personnel department.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Falcons have hired former ESPN analyst Billy Devaney as a regional scout.

Devaney’s personnel career topped out as General Manager of the Rams, but he previously worked for the Falcons under team president Rich McKay.

The Falcons also hired former Chiefs G.M. (and former NBCSN analyst) Scott Pioli as an assistant to his old friend Thomas Dimitroff.

That gives them plenty of experience in a personnel department that has become a bit of a breeding ground for young executives, with Dave Caldwell leaving for the Jaguars G.M. job, and Lionel Vital interviewing for those type of jobs.