The Washington Redskins have fired the top two employees in their pro scouting department, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

Alex Santos, the director of pro personnel, and Richard Mann II, the assistant director of pro personnel, were let go Saturday, leaving the team without the two men most responsible for coordinating advance scouting of opponents and evaluating potential free agents less than a month before the start of training camp.

The Redskins declined to comment.

Santos had been with the team for more than 14 years and was regarded for his ability to identify talented players on other teams’ rosters. He was especially helpful in recent years as a flood of injuries forced Washington to scramble to find replacements in the middle of the season. In the months before drafts he often was consulted about his opinion of linemen. He came to the Redskins as a pro personnel assistant in 2006, eventually becoming an advance scout for five years. He was promoted to director of pro personnel in 2014.

Mann was a pro scout for seven years before being promoted to assistant director of pro scouting in 2017. He came to the team from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom he worked as a personnel assistant on the same staff as former Washington coach Jay Gruden.

Coach Ron Rivera praised the performance of the organization’s scouting department during April’s draft, including Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith.