FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — General manager Thomas Dimitroff has signed a three-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons.
The team announced the extension on Monday but financial terms were not disclosed.
Falcons' owner Arthur Blank has been pleased with Dimitroff's work with coach Dan Quinn. Blank gave Quinn the final say in personnel matters when he hired Quinn in February 2015.
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The Falcons finished 8-8 last year in Quinn's first season after winning six of their five seven games. They're off to a 6-3 start this year, have the NFC's second-best record and enter a bye week in seemingly good shape to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Dimitroff and Quinn's predecessor, Mike Smith, went 10-22 over two seasons following a trip to the NFC title game.
"I've seen the relationship between Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff grow over the last two years, and we're seeing the fruits of their shared vision and plan coming together in our recent draft classes and free agent acquisitions," Blank said in a statement. "My expectations remain very high. By extending Thomas, we expect to see their partnership continue to grow and deliver results for our team and our fans, on and off the field."
Dimitroff is credited for drafting quarterback Matt Ryan, trading for receiver Julio Jones and draft cornerback Desmond Trufant.
Bengals: Gilberry back with team
CINCINNATI — The Bengals re-signed defensive end Wallace Gilberry on Monday, their first move to fix a defense that has slipped badly this season.
Gilberry left as a free agent after last season, his fourth with the Bengals. He signed with Detroit and played four games before suffering an abdominal injury. The Lions released him with an injury settlement on Oct. 11.
Cincinnati (3-4-1) ranks 21st in scoring defense after giving up the second-fewest points in the league last season. Coordinator Paul Guenther said changes were coming during the bye week. The Bengals resume with a game next Monday night at the New York Giants.
More changes are likely as Guenther considers altering the playing time at various spots.