Redskins promote Santos to replace Brown

The Redskins didn't look far to replace Morocco Brown, turning to someone who made sense all along.

Washington promoted Alex Santos to director of pro personnel, nearly two weeks after Brown left to join the Cleveland Browns. Santos joined the Redskins' personnel department in 2006, spending the past six years as a pro scout under Brown. He helped evaluate NFL and CFL personnel and also served as an advance scout.

Santos worked his way up, starting as an assistant football coach in high school prior to serving as a graduate assistant at Vanderbilt in 2005. He started at guard for four seasons at North Carolina State.

Brown held the pro personnel title since 2008 and was third on the Redskins' chain of command in the front office -- behind general manager Bruce Allen and director of player personnel Scott Campbell. Brown took a job that makes him the No. 2 man in Cleveland, behind GM Ray Farmer.