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Chargers give GM Smith extension

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=txchargersajsmith&amp;prov=st&amp;type=lgns" target="_blank">PA SportsTicker</a>

    <img src="http://i1.chargers.com/assets/177/32913_699w393h.jpg" alt="GM AJ Smith" align="right" height="201" width="180" />BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT (TICKER) -- The San Diego Chargers signed general manager A.J. Smith to a five-year contract extension, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.

    According to the report, Smith's deal is worth $11 million. The $2.2 million average would make him the third-highest paid GM in the league behind Bill Parcells ($3 million) of the Miami Dolphins and Matt Millen ($2.5 million) of the Detroit Lions.

    Smith, 58, has been the club's GM since 2003. This season, San Diego (11-5) won the AFC West Division for a second straight campaign en route to reaching the playoffs for a third time in four years.

    Smith has largely been responsible for building a Chargers team which has sent 17 players to the Pro Bowl the last two seasons.

    In 2006, Smith clashed with former Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, who wound up being fired after San Diego went 14-2 and lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs.

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