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Chargers announce 2 new additions to player personnel department

They hired Chad Alexander as assistant general manager and Corey Krawiec as director of player personnel strategy

New Chargers general manager Joe Hortiz speaks during his introductory news conference on Tuesday at the team’s headquarters in Costa Mesa. Hortiz joined the Chargers after spending 26 years working for the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
New Chargers general manager Joe Hortiz speaks during his introductory news conference on Tuesday at the team’s headquarters in Costa Mesa. Hortiz joined the Chargers after spending 26 years working for the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
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The Chargers on Thursday hired Chad Alexander as their assistant general manager and Corey Krawiec as their director of player personnel strategy, two new positions within their player personnel department in the wake of on Jan. 30.

Alexander spent the past five seasons as the New York Jets’ director of player personnel. He also spent 20 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where Hortiz worked for 26 years before the Chargers hired him to replace Tom Telesco, .

Krawiec joined the Chargers from the Ravens, for whom he served as a statistical strategist within their player personnel department. He worked on what the Chargers described in their announcement of his hiring as cutting edge research and analytics for Baltimore’s day-to-day operations.

JoJo Wooden retained his job as the Chargers’ director of player personnel, overseeing their pro and college scouting departments, a job he has held since 2013. Hortiz praised Wooden earlier in the week for helping to ease his transition to the Chargers from the Ravens.

“I’ve known JoJo for a long time,” Hortiz said. “He’s been great in helping me through the transition. Obviously, I’m jumping into a lot of different things, so I need the personnel side to keep running. They’ve done a great job. I had a great call with them (earlier this week). I really enjoyed it.

“They had a lot of great questions. I have to translate. I come from a different process than they’re used to (with different) grading scales (for players) and the way their calendar works. My job is to be the translator for them in terms of what they do now and what they’re going to do going forward.”

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