The Atlanta Falcons named Billy Devaney and Russ Bolinger as player personnel scouts on Wednesday.

"Billy and Russ are experienced talent evaluators and I am pleased to add them to our personnel department," said Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff. "I have had a great working relationship with Billy over the years and have always respected his approach to scouting. Russ and I worked closely together in Detroit (1996-97) and developed a great professional and personal relationship. I am confident that by adding Billy and Russ we have made our personnel department better."

Devaney brings more than 30 years of NFL personnel experience to the Falcons, including four years as the general manager of the St. Louis Rams for 2008 to 2011. Prior to joining the Rams, he served as a senior personnel executive and assistant general manager with the Falcons from 2006 to 2007.

Bolinger joins the Falcons after working under Devaney with the St. Louis Rams. Prior to his time in St. Louis he spent five seasons as a national scout for the Washington Redskins from 2005-09 after nine seasons with the Detroit Lions.