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Bates breaking down film, still undecided about future



Ousted defensive coordinator Jim Bates is breaking down film of the Atlanta Falcons offense for Raheem Morris but still is undecided about whether to accepted a limited role with the team.

Morris took over the defensive play-calling duties from Bates Monday.

"He's been here every day, he's been here working in the lab, giving me tendency information and things of that nature,'' Morris said. "We're just working through this for both of us. He's been helping me out. He's still involved, he's still with me and he's always been a great guy.''

Morris said it's undecided whether Bates will accompany the team to Atlanta for Sunday's game.\

"We're still working on that as well, seeing where he can help me at, seeing where we can help each other and help this team get better and progress,'' Morris said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:49pm]


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