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GM Thomas Dimitroff Inks a Multi-Year Contract

In a great move by the Falcons, owner Arthur Blank took the club in the right direction on Wednesday when he signed GM Thomas Dimitroff to a multi-year contract.

On Wednesday, he hoped that the Falcons took a step in that direction when general manager Thomas Dimitroff signed a multi-year contract extension.

“This extension of Thomas’ contract ensures that he and coach [Mike] Smith, whose contract was extended last month, will be able to continue to work together on solidifying the long-term sustainability and success of our football team,” Blank said. “Thomas has proven himself to be a highly skilled and talented general manager.”

Since being named the general manager Jan. 13, 2008, Dimitroff has shaped the roster that has led to two playoff trips in three seasons. The franchise has posted three consecutive winning seasons for the first time in its history.

Following the 2010 season, Dimitroff was named NFL executive of the year by Sporting News. He also won the award in 2008. Since he took over, the Falcons have posted a 33-15 (.688) record, which is tied for the third best in the NFL over the past three seasons.

“I look forward to working with [Smith] and his coaching staff as we continue our journey of bringing NFL championship-caliber football to Falcons fans and to the city of Atlanta,” Dimitroff said.

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