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Monday, February 25, 2013
What is A.J. Smith's future?

By Bill Williamson

A.J. Smith could have stayed in the AFC West.

But apparently, the former San Diego general manager is moving East. U-T San Diego is reporting that Smith, fired by the Chargers at the end of the season, is expected to join Washington’s scouting department, where he will work with fellow longtime former AFC West stalwart Mike Shanahan. For what it is worth, I heard similar chatter this morning upon leaving the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

The paper reported Smith also talked to the Chiefs and the Patriots about a scouting role. Smith is a good football man. I doubt he will get a chance to be a general manager again, but he belongs in the league and it looks like he is on the doorstep of joining again.

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