The Redskins lost their long time Director of Pro Personnel Morocco Brown to the Cleveland Browns last week when he was hired to become their Vice President of Player Personnel. The Redskins had been trying to negotiate a new contract with Brown who's deal ended this year, but the Browns offered him a title and salary that the Redskins weren't going to match.
Today the team has announced Brown's replacement as Director of Pro Personnel will be Alex Santos. Santos has been with the Redskins since 2006, and spent the last six seasons as a pro scout and advance scout. He was a leading candidate to replace Brown if the Redskins promoted from within, and a name that was touted soon after Brown's departure. No word on whether there will be any other front office moves in conjunction with Santos' promotion. This week, the Redskins also announced a new title for Bruce Allen, who was promoted to Team President from Vice President. He also officially still holds the title of General Manager for the franchise.
Redskins promoted Alex Santos to director of pro personnel. he replaces Morocco Brown, who joined the Cleveland Browns' personnel department— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 31, 2014
Santos has been in the #Redskins' personnel department since 2006. He has been a pro scout and advance scout the last six seasons.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) May 31, 2014
Santos Press Release:
"I appreciate the opportunity this organization has given me," Santos said. "I am honored that I am able to continue to grow within the NFL ranks with the Redskins organization.
Alex Santos enters his eighth season with Washington and his sixth as a pro scout in 2013.
In addition to the advance scouting of Redskins opponents, Santos is responsible for assisting with the club’s evaluation of personnel in the NFL and Canadian Football League. He originally joined the Redskins in 2006 as a pro personnel assistant.
Santos spent 2005 as a graduate assistant and quality control/offensive line intern coach at Vanderbilt University. Prior to that, he was the assistant head football coach at Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J.
At Eastside, he also coached the offensive line, directed the strength and conditioning program and was one of the school’s special education instructors.
A four-year starter at guard for North Carolina State University, Santos graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature.
He also earned a master’s degree in Special Education from New Jersey City State University. A native of Paterson, N.J., he currently resides in Ashburn, Va.