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Falcons add former Rams GM Billy Devaney as scout

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Former Rams general manager Billy Devaney and Russ Bolinger are joining the Atlanta Falcons as player personnel scouts.

Devaney brings more than 30 years of NFL personnel experience to the Falcons, including his time from 2008-11 as the St. Louis general manager. He was Atlanta's assistant general manager from 2006-07.

Devaney served as San Diego's director of player personnel from 1990-2000 and has held pro personnel positions with San Francisco and Washington.

Bolinger worked under Devaney with the Rams following five seasons as a national scout with the Redskins and nine seasons as a scout with Detroit. While with the Lions, Bolinger worked with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff in 1996-97.

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