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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

Chiefs sign LB Anderson, place LB Sheffield on I.R.

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran LB Charlie Anderson. The team also placed LB Cameron Sheffield on injured reserve.

Thum steps down as Chiefs president

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that Denny Thum has stepped down as president, effective immediately, after 36 years with the club.

Chiefs' 'D' looking light-years better under Crennel

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
After a year in which it struggled all season long, the Chiefs' defense looked like a different group Monday night.

Perhaps I picked the wrong sleeper in AFC West

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
I spent much of the offseason believing the Raiders might be the team to watch in the AFC West. After one week, I am starting to think it might be the Chiefs who will surprise.

Chiefs hold on for 21-14 win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 1:36 a.m. ET
Jamaal Charles' 56-yard touchdown run and Dexter McCluster's team-record 94-yard punt return gave Kansas City a two-touchdown lead and the Chiefs held San Diego on four downs inside the 6-yard line in the final minute for a 21-14 victory ...

Chiefs' Johnson back in Haley's good graces

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Derrick Johnson has won back his starting ILB job for the Chiefs after a season in Todd Haley's doghouse, according to our AFC West Whispers.

Chiefs awarded DT Toribio, cut WR-KR Lawrence

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has been awarded ex-Packers DT Anthony Toribio via a waiver claim. The team also released WR-KR Quinten Lawrence.

Chiefs announce practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Sunday that the club has added eight players to its practice squad, including developmental QB Tyler Palko.

Patriots lose McGowan, trade for Page, White

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
New England acquired Chiefs S Jarrad Page in a trade after placing S Brandon McGowan on injured reserve Saturday. They also traded for Eagles LB Tracy White, giving up a 2012 draft choice.

Chiefs sign Page to RFA tender, cut seven

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 3:56 a.m. ET
Restricted free-agent S Jarrad Page finally has signed his one-year tender, the Chiefs announced late Friday. The team has been given a roster exemption for him. Kansas City also released seven players.

Chiefs' McCluster shining on multiple fronts

Posted Sept. 01, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
One of the Chiefs' biggest concerns with 2010 second-round pick Dexter McCluster could be figuring out where not to play him.

Chiefs rookie Sheffield carted off field

Posted Aug. 28, 2010 @ 7:11 a.m. ET
Chiefs rookie LB Cameron Sheffield was carted off the field Friday night with a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit with Eagles RB Mike Bell.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Lions' secondary becoming a primary concern

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

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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