Falcons head for scouting combine

Dan Quinn speaks to the media at the team's practice facility earlier this month.

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Dan Quinn speaks to the media at the team's practice facility earlier this month.

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manger Thomas Dimitroff will lead the team’s coaching and scouting entourage to the NFL Scouting Combine which starts on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

This has been fertile ground lately for the franchise. It was at last year’s combine that the Falcons laid the ground work for the draft that landed three defensive starters and the tight end of the future in Austin Hooper.

This offseason, the Falcons are looking to improve the interior of the offensive and defensive lines and re-sign some returning veterans like safety Kemal Ishmael, a key reserve and major contributor last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.