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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

Chargers gain ground by dominating Chiefs

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Malcom Floyd and the Chargers remained alive in the AFC West race with a 31-0 win Sunday over the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs, who went nowhere without quarterback Matt Cassel.

Charles, Chiefs agree to extension

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs have agreed on a five-year, $32.5 million contract extension with $13 million guaranteed, according to NFL.com.

Cassel does not practice Friday, listed as doubtful

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers, meaning backup Brodie Croyle will likely start.

A method to Haley's fourth-down madness

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
Unlike many head coaches in the NFL, the Chiefs' Todd Haley has not been shy about going for it on fourth down. However, it's more than a gut feeling driving his decisions.

Chiefs QB Cassel undergoes appendectomy

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced that QB Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

Chiefs finding new ways to win, getting help out West

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Pass defense had been the Achilles' heel of the Chiefs' defense this season, as opponents had been able to pile up yardage and make big plays against them through the air. That's what makes Sunday's events all the ...

Chiefs' strong secondary exacts revenge

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
After being blown out by the Broncos three weeks ago, an aggressive Chiefs defense held an explosive, big-play offense to a mere two field goals. It did so behind the strong play of one of the NFL's best young ...

Chiefs maintain AFC West lead, top Broncos

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 116 yards and Matt Cassel threw a 3-yard pass to Leonard Pope for the only touchdown, leading Kansas City to a ragged 10-6 victory over Denver on Sunday.

Report: Chiefs filed tampering charges against Lions

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Lions, according to a report by Fox Sports reporter Alex Marvez.

Smarter Cassel exceeding K.C.'s expectations

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Considering that the Chiefs only expect QB Matt Cassel to be a game manager, they are more than happy with his play throughout the 2010 season.

Chiefs sign CB Richardson

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Wednesday that they have signed CB Mike Richardson and released LB Justin Cole.

Report: Chiefs extend LS Gafford

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have signed LS Thomas Gafford to a contract extension, according to the Kansas City Star. Terms of the deal were not available.

Bowe knows the endzone

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
How much can a player improve in one offseason? Just ask Dwayne Bowe, who has gone from being a perennial fantasy dog to one of the most effective receivers in the league in only one season.

Bowe hauls in three TDs in Chiefs win

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards and the Chiefs remained on top of the AFC West with a 42-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Chiefs' O-line struggles in short-yardage situations

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
The lack of size among the Chiefs' offensive linemen is haunting the team when it has a short-yardage situation, according to AFC West Whispers.

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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