FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons on Thursday
signed quarterback Wesley Phillips, the son of former defensive
coordinator Wade Phillips.
Wesley Phillips played the last two seasons with San Diego in
the Arena Football League. He will be allocated to NFL Europe by
Wade Phillips spent the last two years with the Falcons. When
head coach Dan Reeves was fired with three games left this past
season, Phillips took over as interim coach and led Atlanta to a
He was a candidate for the Falcons' head coaching job, but lost
out to Jim Mora. Phillips is now the defensive coordinator of the
San Diego Chargers.
Also Thursday, the Falcons hired former Boise State assistant
Robert Prince as an offensive assistant and signed linebacker J.R.
Johnson and punter Glenn Pakulak.