Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff will take over the operation on his own after surgery on Tuesday to repair a blood clot.
Dimitrospe will lead the team’s medical staff and will be the first GM in NFL history to lead a team in both sports.
The Falcons are 1-4, with a loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game.
Dimitz will serve as interim general manager while the Falcons are working through a number of personnel issues.
Atlanta’s other GMs are Kevin Demoff and Jeff Davidson, who will lead operations, and general manager Scot McCloughan, who is in charge of personnel.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week that Dimitrotospe had a blood clot on his left kidney and had undergone a procedure to remove the clot.
He had surgery on his right kidney on Jan. 22 and is scheduled to have surgery again Tuesday.
The NFL Players Association said the Falcons were in the process of discussing Dimitropoulos appointment with the league.
“We’re very confident in the medical expertise of Tom Dimitrais team,” NFLPA spokesman Michael Signora said.
“The medical team that’s already here is going to be leading the operation and Tom’s a great physician.
He’ll do a great job.”
The Falcons have a history of high turnover at the top of their organization, with several head coaches and general managers leaving or being fired during the past decade.
The last coach to leave the team was Bill Polian in 2006.
They are scheduled to make a major personnel move after a two-day practice Monday.
The team was slated to begin the practice on Thursday, with the team in pads and helmets for a three-day period Monday through Friday.
It is expected the team will wear uniforms from Tuesday through Thursday.
The practice will last about three hours and include a walk-through with the starting defensive line and special teams.
The players will also be able to participate in mini-camp drills.