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Dirk Koetter signs Atlanta Falcons contract extension

Dirk Koetter is staying put.

Citing a team source,'s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Falcons offensive coordinator and NFL head-coaching candidate has signed a contract extension with Atlanta. The Falcons later confirmed Koetter would remain with the team.

A source told's Alex Marvez the extension runs through next season.

Koetter's name was gaining traction as seven teams continue their head-coaching searches. The 53-year-old assistant met with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday and had interviews scheduled with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.

It's possible Koetter didn't like his chances of winning a job and chose a sure thing with the Falcons. He'll continue to work with quarterback Matt Ryan and an offense that turned up the volume in 2012.

Koetter is a well-respected offensive mind who helped the Falcons turn out a franchise-record 281.8 passing yards per game en route to grabbing the NFC's top playoff seed.

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