Falcons make changes to player development, personnel departments

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The Atlanta Falcons have made some changes to their front office staff, announcing a number of moves within the personnel and player development departments over the past two days.

Two team scouts, Michael Ross and Tokunbo Abanikanda, were promoted to national scouts. Phil Emery and Ruston Webster were named senior personnel executives. The Falcons made Steve Sabo the new pro director, while naming Joel Collier, Shepley Heard and Dante Fargnoli as area scouts.

Lastly on the personnel side, Atlanta hired Benjamin Martinez as a “BLESTO” scout and Rob Kisiel as senior pro scout.

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Then on Thursday, the Falcons announced that Brynlee Foric will serve as the team’s director of player development, and Kevin Cone will step in as player development coordinator.

“We are excited to have Brynlee step up and take the lead on this important initiative while teaming up with Kevin Cone, who has experience not only as a former player but in the player development field as well, to help set our players on their best path forward,” said general manager Terry Fontenot.

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