Smith given extension through 2009
San Diego Chargers: Usually, the winner of the NFL Executive of the Year honor tends to lose his job in the next seasons. It's happened to past winners such as Randy Mueller, Bill Polian, Jeff Diamond and others.
It's not going to happen to last season's top executive, A.J. Smith. Smith, the Chargers general manager, was rewarded for the team's 12-win season with a three-year, $4.5 million extension through 2009.
Smith earned top front office honors for his ...
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