Redskins hire former Chargers GM A.J. Smith as adviser

The Washington Redskins have hired former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith to their front office as an adviser, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

Smith was fired following the 2012 season after 10 years as the Chargers’ general manager. He met with the Redskins and several other teams in Indianapolis, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Two people confirmed the report and one said that Smith has since been evaluating talent with Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen.

Smith’s son, Kyle, works as a scout with the Redskins.

Smith and Allen have worked together in the past. Allen was the general manager of the USFL’s Chicago Blitz in 1982-83. Smith was one of his scouts.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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Mike Jones · February 25, 2013