Atlanta Falcons assistant GM Scot Pioli steps down


The Atlanta Falcons announced today that Scot Pioli is stepping down from his role as assistant general manager to pursue other opportunities.

“After careful consideration and ongoing dialogue with Thomas over the past year I have decided to step away from my position as the assistant general manager of the Atlanta Falcons to pursue other potential opportunities,” Pioli said. “I want to thank both Arthur and Thomas for bringing my family and I here in 2014.

The longtime NFL team executive served as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-2012 before joining the Falcons’ front office in 2014. Pioli spent eight years with the New England Patriots from 2000-2008, where he served as the team’s vice president and player of personnel. He also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets.

“We understand and respect the decision Scott, Dallas, and their family have come to today and wish them nothing but the best,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “Over the last five years Scott has not only provided tremendous value to me, but to the entire the Falcons organization. He is a dear friend and will be missed within our organization. We are continuing to assess the structure within our organization and move forward with our next steps.”