Koetter signs contract extension with Falcons

Updated: January 2, 2013, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed a contract extension to stay with the team through next season.

Koetter's name surfaced this week as a head coaching candidate in Cleveland, Kansas City and Philadelphia.

In his first season with the Falcons, Koetter has overseen an offense that ranks second in third-down efficiency, seventh in scoring and fewest sacks allowed and eighth in total yards.

Smith praised Koetter's ...

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