The Washington Redskins announced Saturday morning that they have promoted pro scout Alex Santos to director of pro personnel, filling the void in their front office created last week when Morocco Brown accepted a position in the Cleveland Browns’ front office.

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Santos joined the Redskins in 2006, originally as a pro personnel assistant. He has worked as a pro scout for the organization for the last six seasons. His responsibilities involved helping with the evaluation of potential NFL and Canadian Football League free agents, and scouting the Redskins upcoming opponents while reporting to Brown.

Santos will now oversee the Redskins’ pro scouting department while reporting to Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell and President-General Manager Bruce Allen.

“I appreciate the opportunity this organization has given me,” Santos said in a news release issued by the team. “I am honored that I am able to continue to grow within the NFL ranks with the Redskins organization.”

Santos was a four-year starter at guard for N.C. State before graduating in 2000 with a degree in Spanish literature. He also has a master’s degree in special education from New Jersey City State University. In 2005, he served as a graduate assistant and quality control intern at Vanderbilt. Prior to that, he served as assistant football coach at Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J.

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