Falcons name Kyle Smith VP of player personnel

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Matt Urben
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On Friday, the Atlanta Falcons hired Kyle Smith as the new vice president of player personnel. Smith joins the team after spending the last decade working as a member of the Washington Football Team’s scouting department and front office.

In 2011, Smith joined Washington as a scout — a role he held for six seasons — before being promoted to the director of college personnel in 2017. After three years in that role, Washington named him the vice president of player personnel in 2020.

Smith, 36, was a wide receiver and punt returner at Youngstown State before spending time on multiple NFL practice squads. After failing to catch on with the Vikings and Buccaneers, Smith played for the NFL Europe League, the CFL and the AFL before becoming a scout.

Kyle is the son of A.J. Smith, who served as the general manager of the Chargers from 2003-2012.

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