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Just reported on Twitter we fired player personnel director Lionel Vital


Falcons parting ways with director of player personnel Lionel Vital, per source. Post coming at PFT.

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Its about time. Maybe we can get someone who knows how to scout D-line and pass rush

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Falcons parting ways with Lionel Vital

Posted by Mike Florio on January 17, 2016, 5:27 PM EST

In 2008, Lionel Vital was one of the first hires made by Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff. Eight years later, Vital is the first major change the team has made in the wake of a recent indication from owner Arthur Blank that adjustments are coming.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Falcons have parted ways with Vital, who elevated from national scout to director of player personnel. Along the way, he was interviewed for the G.M. job in Tampa.

Vital had been an important part of the organization, with a keen eye for talent and a longstanding relationship with Dimitroff.

Vital has 25 years of experience in scouting and player personnel, working for teams like the Ravens, Patriots, Jets, and Browns. A running back as a player, he was a seventh-round pick of Washington in 1985.


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