Falcons hire former GM Scott Pioli

Updated: January 22, 2014, 5:19 PM ET
By Vaughn McClure | ESPN.com

MOBILE, Ala. -- The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli as assistant general manager under Thomas Dimitroff.

"Scott is one of the most respected and adept talent evaluators in the NFL and a member of three Super Bowl championship teams," Dimitroff said in a statement released Wednesday. "We have worked together well in the past and been friends for more than 20 years. We have had the opportunity to experience a lot of success together, ...

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