During the combine, word surfaced that former Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith was expected to take a role in the Redskins front office.
That came to pass on Wednesday with the announcement that Smith will be a senior executive for the team in 2013. Smith also spoke to the Chiefs, Patriots and Jaguars about jobs after getting fired by the Chargers following the 2012 season, but he wound up in Washington.
Exact job responsibilities are unknown at this point, but Smith’s expected to be an advisor/consultant to General Manager Bruce Allen on personnel matters. His relationship with Allen dates back to USFL days, so there’s quite a bit of familiarity there before Smith has even settled into the job.
A.J.’s arrival in Washington makes the Redskins employers of two members of the Smith clan. His son Kyle is a scout in the organization.