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Former Washington VP of player personnel Kyle Smith hired by Falcons

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 29, 2021

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have hired Kyle Smith as vice president of player personnel, a role he formerly held with the Washington Football Team.

Smith started his professional career with Washington as an intern in 2010 before being hired full-time. He spent the past 11 seasons with the team and was promoted to vice president of player personnel in 2020, a role that required overseeing both the college and pro personnel aspects of the front office.

"Kyle literally grew up in this business and is obsessed with, and passionate about, the process of building and managing competitive teams," Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot said in a statement released by the team. "He is extremely smart, detailed and organized, and he couldn't be more excited to become an Atlanta Falcon."

Smith's departure from Washington is no surprise after the team named Marty Hurney the new executive vice president of football/player personnel a week ago.

Hurney brings to Washington 28 seasons of NFL experience as an executive and rejoins the franchise where he started his NFL career as a member of the team’s public relations department.