fair.png
Friday September 24th, 2021 5:53PM

Falcons hire former Texans executive Olsen as senior VP

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have hired former Houston Texans executive Chris Olsen as senior director of football administration.

Olsen spent the last 13 seasons as the Texans’ senior vice president of football administration. He worked with the Texans' general manager on player contracts and the salary cap and is expected to have similar duties with the Falcons.

Newly named Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot said Olsen “is widely respected across the entire league for his knowledge of the game and the business, and the work he has accomplished to this point in his career. On top of that, he is a great human being and teammate and we are excited for him to join the Falcons organization.”

Olsen worked with the NFL management council from 1999-2006 as the manager of labor operations. He reviewed and analyzed player contracts to make sure teams remained in compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and salary cap. He also was the league’s liaison to the players association regarding player contracts.

___

More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Football, AP Business, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Sports - NFL
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
British lawyer Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor
 More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan on Friday as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities -- war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
7:07PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Pentagon approves 20 more COVID-19 vaccination teams
The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 20 more military vaccination teams that will be prepared to go out to communities around the country
7:07PM ( 19 minutes ago )
The Latest: Senate votes to give Goodman Congress' top honor
The Senate has voted to give the Congressional Gold Medal to Eugene Goodman, a Capitol Police officer who led a violent mob away from the Senate doors on Jan. 6
7:04PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Spieth takes another step with a 67 to lead at Pebble Beach
Another weekend features Jordan Spieth atop the leaderboard
6:44PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Boston College-Georgia Tech game moved back a day
Georgia Tech will get a little extra time to prepare for next week’s men’s basketball game against Boston College
5:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
Diversity group calls Jags' hiring of Doyle 'unacceptable'
A group whose mission is to increase diversity in the NFL has strongly criticized the Jacksonville Jaguars and new coach Urban Meyer for hiring assistant Chris Doyle
5:17PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Sports
Expected top pick Lawrence throws for Meyer, NFL teams
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence worked out Friday for NFL personnel including his expected pro coach in Jacksonville Jaguars' Urban Meyer
12:20PM ( 7 hours ago )
Jags' Meyer defends hiring ex-Iowa coach accused of racism
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer defended the hiring of a former Iowa assistant accused of racism by saying he “vetted him thoroughly along with our general manager and owner.”
10:05PM ( 21 hours ago )
Almirola wins first qualifying race for Daytona 500
Aric Almirola won the first Thursday night qualifying race for the Daytona 500
9:09PM ( 22 hours ago )
AP Online Football
Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine
A federal judge has rejected a request from a group of Apaches to keep the U.S. Forest Service from transferring a parcel of land to a copper mining company
6:08PM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden: Governors, mayors need $350 billion to fight COVID-19
President Joe Biden has met with a bipartisan group of governors and mayors at the White House as part of his push to give financial relief from the coronavirus pandemic to state and local governments
5:21PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Pentagon OKs 20 more COVID-19 vaccination teams
The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 20 more military vaccination teams that will be prepared to go out to communities nationwide
4:59PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP Business
Law firm details sexual misconduct by global ministry leader
A law firm's investigators have released a scathing report on alleged sexual misconduct by the now-deceased founder of a global Christian ministry
3:26PM ( 4 hours ago )
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D
1:36PM ( 5 hours ago )
Plane slides off taxiway at Pittsburgh Airport; no injuries
No injuries have been reported after a plane with 77 people on board slid off a taxiway in light snow before takeoff at Pittsburgh International Airport
5:26AM ( 14 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Brady-Gronk trophy pass wows Bucs' Super Bowl boat parade
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a boat parade to celebrate their championship on a sun-splashed day with thousands of fans lining the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa
5:56PM ( 2 days ago )
Super Bowl champion Buccaneers celebrate with boat parade
The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are celebrating their victory with a boat parade amid continued concern over the coronavirus pandemic
3:06PM ( 2 days ago )
QB Heinicke re-signs with Washington for $8.75M over 2 years
Washington has re-signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a two-year, $8.75 million contract
10:48AM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - NFL
British lawyer Karim Khan elected next ICC prosecutor
 More than 120 countries elected British lawyer Karim Khan on Friday as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, one of the toughest jobs in international law because the tribunal seeks justice for the world’s worst atrocities -- war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
7:07PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Pentagon approves 20 more COVID-19 vaccination teams
The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 20 more military vaccination teams that will be prepared to go out to communities around the country
7:07PM ( 19 minutes ago )
The Latest: Senate votes to give Goodman Congress' top honor
The Senate has voted to give the Congressional Gold Medal to Eugene Goodman, a Capitol Police officer who led a violent mob away from the Senate doors on Jan. 6
7:04PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Cuomo administration 'froze' over nursing home data requests
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide has told Democratic lawmakers that his administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials “froze” over worries that information was “going to be used against" them
7:03PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”
6:59PM ( 27 minutes ago )