Dirk Koetter staying with Falcons

Updated: January 2, 2013, 5:42 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed a contract extension to stay with the team through next season, coach Mike Smith announced Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, the team announced on Twitter that Koetter, a candidate for some of the seven NFL head-coaching vacancies, had pulled himself out of consideration for any of the openings.

Koetter, 53, interviewed for the Kansas City Chiefs' opening on Tuesday. His ...

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