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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

Fans want Pioli, Crennel removed for K.C.'s lost season

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' 1-7 mess this season could cost GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel their jobs.

Key matchup: Chiefs pass defense vs. Steelers passing game

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
How the Chiefs cope with the Steelers' potent passing game will be a story line to watch on Monday night.

Chiefs waive CB Routt; name Gibbs defensive coordinator

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
The Chiefs waived CB Stanford Routt on Monday and signed veteran DT Shaun Smith.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos keep winning, Chiefs plummeting

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Week Nine in the AFC West was a microcosm of what we’ve seen from the division most of the season, with the Broncos staying ahead of the pack.

Chiefs' secondary problems run deep

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have felt the effects of losing CB Brandon Carr in free agency, and they showed in Week Nine, especially with CB Travis Daniels.

Norv's Bolts beat staggering Chiefs

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers completed 18-of-20 passes for 220 yards and two TDs to lead the Chargers past the reeling Chiefs, 31-13.

Chiefs QB Cassel to start Thursday night

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel will return to the starting lineup in Thursday night’s game against the Chargers.

Chargers need corporate help to lift blackout

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:39 a.m. ET
Several corporate sponsors stepped up to help save the Chargers the embarrassment of having Thursday night's game vs. the Chiefs blacked out.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos dominate, Raiders rising

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The rest of the division should be worried after watching the Broncos dominate on Sunday night, routing the Saints 34-14.

Turnovers plague Chiefs again in loss to Raiders

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Raiders stuffed the struggling Chiefs 26-16 on Sunday.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

Quinn named Chiefs' starting QB

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
Brady Quinn will be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in Week Eight, head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday.

AFC West Spin cycle: Raiders regress and still win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
With the rest of the division's teams on bye, the Raiders represented the AFC West with an ugly win over the shorthanded Jaguars.

AFC West Spin cycle: Manning's miracle on Monday night

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Analyzing the fallout of Monday night's stunning Broncos comeback and the rest of the AFC West action in Week Six.

Chiefs have no need to go back to Quinn at QB

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
After the bye, the Chiefs will have to consider going back to Matt Cassel as their starting quarterback.

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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