Falcons hire Terry Fontenot as general manager, Saints to receive draft compensation (1 Viewer)

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By Josh Edwards | CBS Sports

The Atlanta Falcons have completed their search for a new head coach and general manager. After hiring Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to be the team's new head coach, the Falcons announced the hire of former Saints vice president and assistant general manager for pro personnel Terry Fontenot as the team's next general manager.

In a statement from the team, owner Arthur Blank expressed his appreciation for the Louisiana native's ability to build relationships.

"When we started this process we were focused on finding someone that not only has a track record of identifying key building blocks that result in successful teams, but also someone who focuses on cohesive relationships within the building. We feel very strongly that we've found that individual in Terry Fontenot."

As a result of an initiative to promote more minority hires in leadership roles, New Orleans will receive a compensatory third round choice in the 2021 and 2022 NFL Drafts. ...

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