Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins announced on Wednesday
that the team has added former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith
to its front office staff.
Smith will hold the title of senior executive and is expected to serve in an
advisory role to current GM Bruce Allen.
The 64-year-old Smith helped the Chargers to five AFC West titles during his
10-year run as GM and was named the NFL's Executive of the Year by the Pro
Football Writers Association in 2004. However, he was relieved of his duties
in January after San Diego failed to qualify for the playoffs for a third
straight year this past season.
Smith spent a total of 14 years with the Chargers and owns 28 years of NFL
experience, including a stint as the Buffalo Bills' director of pro personnel
The Rhode Island native will be joining a Redskins' organization that
currently has his son, Kyle, on staff as an area scout.
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