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While still searching for head coach, Falcons focusing in on new GM

Updated: January 7, 2008, 8:29 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Even as the Atlanta Falcons continued their parallel searches for a new general manager and head coach, there were indications that, at least on one of those tracks, owner Arthur Blank could be narrowing his focus.

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert interviewed Monday with team officials and there is a strong sense in league circles that the veteran talent scout went into the session as the front-runner for the job.

Heckert, 40, has been highly recommended by ...

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