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Falcons Name Joel Collier Director of Pro Personnel

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they’ve named Joel Collier their new Director of Pro Personnel.

“After a thorough and comprehensive search, I am pleased to have Joel Collier join us as our director of pro personnel,” General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He brings an extensive personnel background to our department, and he will provide strong leadership to our pro scouting group.”

Collier, 52, began his NFL coaching/administrator career with the Buccaneers as an offensive assitant back in 1990. He later joined the Patriots in 1993 as their assistant running backs and receivers coach before transitioning to a pro scout.

From there, Collier worked withi the Dolphins in a number of capacities before later returning to New England in 2005. He was later named assistant general manager of the Chiefs in 2009 and held the position for five years.