- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Washington Redskins have fired two members of their front office, according to multiple reports. 

The Redskins dismissed its director of pro personnel, Alex Santos and his assistant director of pro personnel, Richard Mann II. Santos and Mann had been with Washington since 2006 and 2010, respectively. 

The moves are the latest overhaul of the team’s front office, which has changed since the arrival of coach Ron Rivera late last year. Team president Bruce Allen was fired after the 2019 season and Eric Schaffer, vice president of football operations, left as well.

Kyle Smith was promoted to vice president of player personnel while the team brought in Rob Rogers to handle the team’s salary cap. Rogers worked with Rivera in Carolina. 

Santos and Mann played a role in evaluating free agents and keeping track of players around the league. 

Santos had been with Washington for 14 years, rising through the ranks from a pro personnel assistant to scout. He was named as the team’s director of pro personnel in 2014. The Redskins credited him for identifying unheralded players who became contributors for Washington, such as former running back Kapri Bibbs.   

Mann had been in his role since 2017, when he was promoted from pro scout. 

The Athletic was the first to report the news.

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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