Flowery Branch, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Falcons named Mike Nolan as their new defensive coordinator on Tuesday.
Nolan spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Dolphins and has previously worked as a defensive coordinator with the Broncos, Ravens, Jets, Redskins and Giants.
The 52-year-old Nolan had a four-year tenure as the head coach of the 49ers from 2005-2008.
Nolan takes over for Brian VanGorder, who left to become the defensive coordinator at Auburn.
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