The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have named Nick Polk the club's Director of Football Operations.
Polk spent the last five seasons as the club's Director of Football Administration and is entering his 10th year with the team. He works closely with General Manager Thomas Dimitroff on all contract proposals, negotiations, and salary cap management. Polk also helps coordinate the Falcons compliance with the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and labor related issues. From 2004-07, Polk served as the club's Director of Football Operations. During that time, Polk was also responsible for all aspects of the Football Operations of the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, Polk served as the Senior Director of Football Operations for NFL Europe for three years where he directed all of the NFL Europe League Football Operations.
"Nick does a very good job of managing our salary cap," general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "His communication regarding our cap situation has paid dividends over the last five years and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our organization."
Polk's time at the League office included serving on the NFL Diversity Committee, assisting in football operations at Super Bowl XXXVII and Super Bowl XXXVIII, as well as working as an NFL instant replay communicator for two seasons. He also participated in the inaugural class of the NFL Managers Training program at the Stanford Executive Education Graduate School of Business.