Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations. Parcells turned down the position, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday in a statement. Blank said the team had an agreement in principle with Parcells, but after he told the Falcons he was considering an offer from the Miami Dolphins, negotiations fell through.
Parcells was considering an offer to join the team's front office as vice president of football operations, a role that would put him in charge of finding the next coach for the team.
Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene declined comment, saying the organization does not discuss rumors.
“Really?” defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday said.
The story broke as many Dolphins were playing cards and dominoes in the locker room after practice, and instantly, many of them began turning heads toward the televisions scattered about the room.