Parcells Won't be Going to Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.

Team owner Arthur Blank says the Falcons had an agreement in principle with the former head coach of the Giants, Patriots, Jets and Cowboys, but negotiations fell through after Parcells told the club he was in contact with the Dolphins about a possible position in Miami.

Parcells was considering an offer to join the Falcons' front office in a role that would put him in charge of finding the next coach for a team rocked by the suspension and imprisonment of Michael Vick and the sudden resignation of Bobby Petrino.

Parcells has been working as a TV analyst since resigning as coach in Dallas after the 2006 season.

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