Falcons Hire Former GMs Phil Emery & Ruston Webster As National Scouts


The Atlanta Falcons Tuesday announced that they have hired Phil Emery and Ruston Webster as national scouts.

Phil and Ruston bring over 40 years of combined NFL scouting expertise to our organization and I am pleased to have them join our staff,” said General Manager Thomas Dimitroff. “They will both be focused predominantly on college scouting, an area that both men have excelled in during their careers. I am confident that they will bring an added leadership presence to our scouting department.


Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Falcons are also hiring former Titans GM Ruston Webster.

Webster, 54, was previously a scout for the Buccaneers before he later caught on with the Seahawks as their vice president of player personnel.

The Titans hired him as their GM back in 2012. However, his contract was not renewed last month and the team ultimately hired Jon Robinson as his replacement.

During hsi three years in Tennessee, the Titans were 15-33 (31.3 percent) and never won more than seven games in a single season.


D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Falcons are set to hire former Bears GM Phil Emery for a scouting and personnel role in their scouting department.

Emery, 57, began his NFL career with the Bears back in 1998 as a scout before later taking a job with the Falcons as their director of scouting, so he’s familiar with the organization.

After a few years with the Chiefs as their director of scouting, Emery took the Bears GM job in 2012. He lasted three years in Chicago before he was hired in 2014 and replaced by Ryan Pace.

During his time as GM of the Bears, the team went 23-25 (47.9 percent), but failed to make the postseason in either of the three seasons.

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