More changes made to Falcons coaching staff

More changes came to the Falcons coaching staff Thursday when the team announced that two defensive assistants — Jerome Henderson and Travis Jones — departed the organization.

Henderson served as the defensive passing-game coordinator and secondary coach and Jones served as the assistant defensive line coach. The team said the two are leaving “to pursue new career opportunities.”

“We appreciate the contributions Jerome and Travis made to our organization,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “Both are fine individuals and great teammates that will find continued success in coaching.”

Credit: Tony Gutierrez

Credit: Tony Gutierrez

When the Falcons announced last week that Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff would return for the 2020 season, they also said that Raheem Morris would be elevated to defensive coordinator. Linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich also was given the additional role of assistant head coach.

Quinn began the 2019 season, in which the Falcons started 1-7 and finished 7-9, as the defensive coordinator in addition to his head coaching duties. Midway through the season, he relinquished the defensive play-calling duties to Morris and Ulbrich.

Additionally, the Falcons made a roster move Thursday by signing wide receiver Devin Gray to a reserve/future contract.