The following is a statement from Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank.
The Falcons' 2015 campaign has drawn to a close, and with a crucial offseason underway, many are starting to focus on the upcoming NFL Draft.
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The Falcons, who are in the process of revamping their pro personnel department, on Monday announced that they've hired Joel Collier as the department's new director.
The Falcons' 2015 season came to a close on Sunday, and by making the same mistakes that led to an extended losing streak, Dan Quinn's first campaign as head coach ended with an 8-8 record.
The Falcons defense came up big late in the fourth quarter, but a costly Matt Ryan interception set the Saints up for a field goal that, ultimately, brought Atlanta's season to an unfulfilling end.
Safety Ricardo Allen left the field early in first half to be taken inside to be evaluated for a possible concussion and was ruled out to return to Sunday’s game.
In just his second NFL campaign, RB Devonta Freeman became the first Falcon to run for over 1,000 yards in a season since Michael Turner in the 2011 season.