Falcons promote Snead in front office

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

After taking a week to recover from a playoff loss to Arizona, the Falcons are back at work this week. The team made a slight tweak to its front office Tuesday, promoting Les Snead to director of player personnel.

That's a nice reward for Snead, who's been with the team for 11 seasons and has a strong reputation as a pro scout. Snead already was in charge of the team's pro scouting operations and now will oversee college scouting as part of his new job.

"Les continues to distinguish himself as an adept evaluator in our business," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "His work ethic, critical evaluation and detail-oriented approach to all aspects of personnel clearly set him apart."