Fisher, Whisenhunt join NFL committee

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Head coaches Jeff Fisher and Ken Whisenhunt along with Green Bay Packers Chief Executive Mark Murphy were named to the NFL's Competition Committee Tuesday.

NFL institutes new playoff OT rules

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 (UPI) -- Playoff games will be played under different rules governing overtimes, NFL officials said Tuesday.
NFL wants radio link for defense

NFL wants radio link for defense

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- NFL coaches would have a radio link to one defensive player under a proposed rule change given an extra push by the New England Patriots taping scandal.

Tom Dimitroff named GM of Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tom Dimitroff, who has been New England Patriots college scouting director for five years, was hired Sunday as general manager of the Atlanta Falcons.

Battle looms over Vick signing bonuses

ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons' fight to recover some of quarterback Michael Vick's signing bonuses could involve two arbitrators and a U.S. judge, it was reported.

Falcons won't cut Vick at this time

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons on Monday said they would try to get signing bonus money back from Michael Vick but wouldn’t immediately cut ties with the quarterback.

NFL makes instant replay permanent

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- The NFL adopted several rules changes, including making instant replay permanent and making it easier for assistant coaches to interview for other positions.

Falcons re-sign receiver Fenneran

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 13 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons Monday re-signed wide receiver Brian Finneran to a four-year contract.

Forney signs contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons Thursday signed guard Kynan Forney to a four-year contract extension.

NFL sets openers; mulls TD 'celebrations'

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 29 (UPI) -- The NFL said Monday the Superbowl Champion New England Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts Sept. 9 to open the league's 2004 schedule.

Falcons sign free agent receiver Dez White

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 23 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons, looking for a third receiver to back Peerless Price and Brian Finneran, signed Dez White Tuesday to a two-year contract.

Falcons sign Jason Webster

ATLANTA, March 5 (UPI) -- Free agent cornerback Jason Webster joined the Atlanta Falcons Friday.

Falcons re-sign Todd McClure

ATLANTA, March 3 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday they have re-signed center Todd McClure.

Tampa Bay re-signs Coach Gruden

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Jon Gruden has signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2008 season, it was reported Monday.

Falcons introduce Jim Mora Jr.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Jim Mora Jr. was unveiled Friday as the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
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Rich McKay
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (L), President/General Manager Rich McKay (C) and Head Coach Bobby Petrino listen to a question regarding quarterback Michael Vick in a press conference in Atlanta on July 24, 2007. They said the team was prepared to suspend Vick for four games before the NFL stepped in. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)

Rich McKay (born March 16, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is the president and former general manager of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was the general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won Super Bowl XXXVII.

McKay is the son of the late John McKay, who was the Buccaneers' first head coach. McKay was a ball boy for the Buccaneers when his father was the head coach. While his father was head coach at USC in Los Angeles, McKay played quarterback at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, CA. When John McKay took the Tampa Bay job he moved his family, including son Rich, to Florida where McKay played quarterback his senior year at Jesuit High School of Tampa the 1976 - 1977 season. McKay earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1981 and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1984. Prior to entering the NFL, McKay was an attorney with the Tampa law firm of Hill, Ward, and Henderson. McKay and his wife, Terrin, have two sons, Hunter and John.

As general manager for the Buccaneers from 1993 to 2003, McKay directed six teams that reached the NFC playoffs and one team that won a Super Bowl title. In 1996, McKay hired Tony Dungy as head coach, and in 1999 the Bucs played in the NFC Championship Game.

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