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Redskins hire former Chargers GM Smith

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The Washington Redskins named former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith as a senior executive on Wednesday.

Smith was fired after the 2012 season by the Chargers. He spent 14 seasons with the Chargers as assistant general manager and director of pro personnel (2001-02) and executive vice president and general manager (2003-12). His 95 wins as GM are a Chargers record.

Under Smith's guidance, the Chargers won five AFC West titles and 95 regular-season games, the fifth-most victories in the the AFC during his run as general manager.

Smith also worked in the USFL in the early 1980s with current Redskins general manager Bruce Allen and then with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills.

Smith had met with the Redskins and several other teams in Indianapolis during the NFL Scouting Combine last month, The Washington Post reported. He apparently will work as a adviser and consultant for the front office.

Smith's son, Kyle, is an area scout for the Redskins.
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