Redskins parting ways with consultant A.J. Smith

A.J. Smith's brief time with the Washington Redskins has come to an end after just two seasons.

On Sunday Smith told the Providence Journal that his contract -- which expires Feb. 28 -- will not be renewed.

"A contract could not be worked out," Smith told the paper from the NFL Scouting Combine. "I was too high. They were too low. We wished each other the very best and parted ways. Just another NFL business transaction."

Signed in 2013 as a consultant to team president Bruce Allen, Smith was an advisor on personnel decisions. The Washington Post confirmed Monday the team wouldn't bring Smith back.

Allen indicated during the January press conference introducing new general manager Scot McCloughan that Smith's future with the team was in question.

The Redskins are putting personnel decisions in McCloughan's hands, rendering Smith rather superfluous, which is likely why they wouldn't match his asking price.

Smith spent 10 years as the San Diego Chargers' general manager before being fired in 2012. Smith, 65, told the Providence Journal he will "contemplate future" plans with his family before deciding if his career as an NFL executive is over. 

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