The Falcons moved quickly to internally fill the void created by the departure of Les Snead.
David Caldwell and DeJaun Polk were both promoted on Monday in the wake of Snead being named general manager of the St. Louis Rams. Snead will be introduce as the new Rams GM around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Caldwell was promoted to director of player personnel and DeJuan Polk to director of pro scouting.
“We are pleased to announce the promotions of Dave and DeJuan,” said general manager Thomas Dimitroff in a statement posted on the team’s website. “Both Dave and DeJuan have been vital to our personnel department and have been tremendous assets to our organization. They have been essential in helping construct our team over the last four seasons. Dave has provided great leadership to our college scouting department and has been instrumental in our draft process. DeJuan started in college scouting, but has been a reliable member of our pro scouting department the last four years and has played a
significant role in our evaluation of players.”
Caldwell has spent the past four seasons as the Falcons’ director of college scouting, overseeing Atlanta’s college area and regional scouts. Prior to joining the Falcons, Caldwell worked for the Indianapolis Colts.
Polk, who played at Clemson, spent the past six seasons in the Falcons scouting department. He served as a pro scout for the last four years and was a college scout from 2007-08.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog