Scott Pioli stepped down from his role as the Atlanta Falcons assistant general manager, the team announced Thursday.

Pioli, who joined the Falcons in 2014 following four seasons as the Chiefs general manager, said that he is stepping away to pursue other opportunities. He had held dialogue with Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff over the past year regarding his decision.

“When I accepted this position more than five years ago, we all believed this would likely be a two or three-year working relationship," Pioli said in a statement.