NFC South: DeJaun Polk

NFC South evening update

February, 13, 2012
A couple of quick notes on this Monday evening.

The first is not directly related to an NFC South team, but it’s related to an NFC South region and it’s sad news. Freddie Solomon has died after a long illness. Solomon played for the Dolphins and 49ers in the NFL. But he was a big part of the Tampa Bay community. Solomon played at the University of Tampa back when the Spartans had a program. After his NFL career, Solomon lived and was very active in Tampa Bay.

The Falcons moved quickly to replace Les Snead after he became general manager of the St. Louis Rams. They stayed inside and promoted two members of their personnel department. David Caldwell has been promoted to director of player personnel. DeJaun Polk was named director of pro scouting. Caldwell spent the team’s last four seasons as director of college scouting. Polk has been a pro scout for the Falcons the past six seasons.
The Atlanta Falcons just announced a little bit of news. They have promoted DeJaun Polk to coordinator of pro scouting.

It’s a new position in the team’s hierarchy and a step up for Polk, who has worked in college and pro scouting for the past six seasons. Polk joined the Falcons as a pro personnel assistant in 2006. In 2008, he became a college scout, covering the Midwest region. He moved back to the pro scouting department in 2009.

“DeJuan has a done a fantastic job for us during his time here,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “He has a tremendous work ethic and an acute eye for talent. He is a value to our organization and I am proud to promote him to coordinator of pro personnel. We believe he has a bright future and we are happy to have him part of our personnel team.”