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Kansas City Chiefs


Alex Smith

Alex Smith - #11 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 05/07/1984
Birthplace Seattle, WA
College Utah
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 1st pick by 49ers

AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC West.

Pioli says speed key to Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
According to GM Scott Pioli, adding speed was essential for the Chiefs to dig themselves out of the AFC West basement, which they did in 2010.

Longtime Chiefs broadcaster dies

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Longtime Chiefs icon and broadcaster Bill Grigsby died this weekend. He retired in 2010 after 62 years in broadcasting.

Cassel had role in Zorn hiring

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
When Chiefs head coach Todd Haley decided to hire Jim Zorn as his QB coach, the decision wasn't his and his alone. He consulted with at least one key figure in the organization before finalizing the move.

Schwartz hints Lions could appeal tampering case

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Lions' tampering case with the Chiefs might not be over just yet, as Detroit could appeal the matter with the NFL.

Former Chiefs RB Podolak hurt in auto accident

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Ed Podolak, who played nine seasons for the Chiefs from 1969-77, was injured in a car accident over the weekend.

Lions guilty of tampering with Chiefs, forfeit pick

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The NFL has ruled that the Lions have been found guilty of tampering with the Chiefs and will have to forfeit a draft pick.

AFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Matt Cassel had a sparkling 27-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in directing the Chiefs to a surprising first-place finish in the AFC West.

Chiefs give Hali the franchise tag

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on OLB Tamba Hali on Wednesday, keeping the talented defender in Kansas City.

K.C. mayor writes Hunt to avoid lockout

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser wrote a letter to Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt last week, asking owners to pledge against a potential lockout.

Zorn hired as Chiefs' QB coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Jim Zorn, who has tutored quarterbacks in Seattle, Washington and Baltimore in the past decade, is the new quarterbacks coach of the Chiefs.

Muir hiring puts Haley in control of offense

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
When Charlie Weis left, it was widely believed that whomever the Chiefs named as their new offensive coordinator would be very indicative of how large a role head coach Todd Haley would have in the offense.

Chiefs name OL coach Muir offensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have named offensive line coach Bill Muir as the team's new offensive coordinator.

Packers QB Rodgers, Chiefs RB Charles named FedEx Air & Ground POYs

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles have been named the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.

Hali skipping Pro Bowl for personal reasons

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
After being named as a replacement for Steelers OLB James Harrison on Sunday, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has already asked out of the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers made their trade of Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs official on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the two sides agreed to it.||||||| The 49ers will receive the Chiefs' second-round pick, 34th overall, and a conditional choice in next year's draft, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the terms were not disclosed. Smith must still pass a physical for the trade to be completed.
Posted Feb. 27, 2013
A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire Smith from San Francisco.||||||| The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins. Smith lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick after sustaining a concussion Nov. 11. Kaepernick played well, and coach Jim Harbaugh stuck with him even when Smith was healthy.
Posted Dec. 03, 2012
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter under center - for now, anyway - as his team prepares for Sunday's home game with the Miami Dolphins. And, no, Alex Smith isn't out of this mix yet, either.||||||| A day after a 16-13 overtime loss at St. Louis, Harbaugh accepted the blame for the fourth-quarter pitch that was fumbled by Kaepernick and led to Janoris Jenkins' 2-yard fumble return for a touchdown and ensuing 2-point conversion that tied the game. Harbaugh didn't call the play, but relayed it through the headset to Kaepernick. Harbaugh says he saw positives in the way Kaepernick responded after the mistakes.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012
Coach Jim Harbaugh made the announcement Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick would go Sunday at St. Louis over Alex Smith after the second-year pro led the NFC West-leading Niners (8-2-1) to victories in the past two games, his first two NFL starts.||||||| Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick, hardly looked happy on the sideline during Sunday's win over the Saints after being medically cleared from a concussion suffered in the first half of a 24-24 tie against St. Louis on Nov. 11.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been declared out for Monday night's game against Chicago with a concussion. Team medical director Dr. Dan Garza evaluated Smith, who was hurt eight days ago against St. Louis.||||||| The 49ers will start second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who replaced Smith in the 24-24 tie with the Rams last week. Smith practiced on a limited basis during the week, but could not pass tests under the NFL's concussion treatment protocol to allow him back on the field against Chicago. Smith has made 28 consecutive starts and led the 49ers to a 6-2-1 record this season. He was left midway through the second quarter of last week's tie with St. Louis.

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