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49ers reportedly expressing interest in Washington exec Kyle Smith

Jan 22, 2021 at 1:37 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers lost VP of player personnel Martin Mayhew, who left to become the general manager in Washington. The 49ers' general manager, John Lynch, could be looking to Washington to find some additional help within his own front office and to replace Mayhew, who was considered one of his top lieutenants.

Chris Russell of Sports Illustrated told 106.7 The Fan in the Washington D.C. area that the 49ers are among the teams expressing interest in Washington Football Team VP of player personnel Kyle Smith (h/t to Patrick Tulini), who has been with the organization for 10 years and oversaw the team's most recent drafts.

"I've heard Washington would not stand in their way," Russell told 106.7 The Fan of a potential lateral move from Washington to the 49ers.

The other teams that have reportedly expressed interest in Smith are the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and Oakland Raiders.


Smith, 36, started as a scout with Washington in 2011. He was promoted to director of college personnel in 2017, and then to his current role in 2020.

"The news of a Smith departure was described as 'inevitable' by one source on Thursday night," Russell wrote for SI. "Smith's expected exit will likely be labeled a 'mutual parting of the ways' between the only NFL organization he's ever worked for."





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