Falcons feel loss of agent Eugene Parker

The news of power agent Eugene Parker's death as a result of kidney cancer was a big loss to the NFL community.

Parker, who was Atlanta-based, represented former Atlanta Falcons star Deion Sanders and presented Sanders during the Hall of Fame inductions. In terms of current Falcons, Parker represented record-breaking return man Devin Hester, defensive end Tyson Jackson, and emerging free safety Ricardo Allen.

Thanks to a great Man who put smiles and joy on thousands of people's faces especially me and my family. Love you dawg R.I.P #myagent

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Allen and Sanders posted short tributes to Parker on Friday morning, and former Falcons running back Steven Jackson, who also was represented by Parker, shared just how much Parker meant to him:

Parker negotiated a five-year, $25 million free-agent deal ($11 million guaranteed) for Tyson Jackson and landed Hester a three-year, $9 million deal that included $4 million guaranteed.