Falcons sign coach Mike Smith, GM to contract extensions

Monday January 27th, 2014

(AP Photo/John Bazemore) Falcons coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff are returning next season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Atlanta Falcons extended the contracts of head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and president and CEO Rich McKay, despite the team finishing with a 4-12 record this season, the team announced Monday.

The team signed McKay to a four-year contract extension, and NFL.com reports that Dimitroff and Smith signed one-year extensions.

We are fortunate to have talented key leaders at the Falcons who are dedicated to a common goal of being a league leader on and off the field,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. “I have great respect for the skills and commitment of Rich, Thomas and Smitty, and I look forward to continuing to support and work with them in the years to come.”

Smith has a 60-36 record in six seasons in Atlanta, but has a 1-4 record in the playoffs.

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