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Profootballtalk reports extension talks between the Chiefs and Alex Smith are moving "very, very slowly."

PFT's Mike Florio expects talks to pick up after the draft, and for Smith to ultimately earn an extension worth $14-$17 million annually. That would be quite a payday for a player who was benched only a year and a half ago. Coming off the best season of his career, Smith turns 30 on May 7.

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Speaking on a Tuesday conference call, GM John Dorsey said the Chiefs are having "ongoing" extension talks with Alex Smith.

However, Dorsey declined to offer a timeline for getting a deal done. Going on 30, Smith is due $7.5 million in the final year of his contract. Smith isn't the long-term answer in Kansas City, but a two-year extension could make sense for both sides.

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Chairman Clark Hunt confirmed the Chiefs are interested in extending Alex Smith's contract.

Smith's current deal is set to expire after the 2014 season. "When we made the trade for him a year ago, that was part of the thinking," Hunt said. "I don't think that thinking has changed. He came in and did a nice job. We're glad to have him as a part of the Kansas City Chiefs and we hope it's longer than a two-year stay." The Chiefs are encouraged by the progress Smith showed as he got more comfortable in Andy Reid's scheme. Over the final eight games (including playoffs), he averaged 237.0 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and three interceptions.

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The National Football Post's Jason Cole reports the Chiefs will try and extend Alex Smith's contract this offseason.

Smith is entering the final year of his contract and is set to make $7.5 million. He has a 30-9-1 record the past three seasons and helped the Chiefs go from 2-14 in 2012 to 11-5 and a Wild Card playoff berth in 2013, Smith's first season with Kansas City. Smith also set new career-highs in passing yards (3,313) and passing touchdowns (23) this past season. Smith isn't going to command a lengthy deal or a ton of guaranteed money, but a three- or four-year extension at $13-15 million per year would make some sense.

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Alex Smith completed 30-of-46 passes for 378 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in Kansas City's 45-44, Wild Card loss to the Colts.

Smith added eight rushes for 57 yards. He also lost a fumble. In many ways, it was the best game of Smith's career. He completed passes of 63 and 79 yards in the first half, and came up time and again with timely rushes. Missing Jamaal Charles (concussion) and Donnie Avery (concussion), however, Smith and the Chiefs offense went into a shell late, sputtering as the Colts completed a 28-point comeback. The Chiefs were out-scored 35-6 over the game's final 28 minutes. It was a bittersweet capper to a highly successful first season for Smith in Kansas City, where he posted new career highs in passing yards (3,313), rushing yards (431) and passing touchdowns (23). Smith is not a five- or six-year answer for Andy Reid's Chiefs, but he'll be back as a high-end QB2 in 2014.

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Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles are among the Chiefs' Week 17 inactives.

They are both healthy scratches with the Chiefs locked into the AFC's No. 5 seed and nowhere to go up or down in the rankings. Chase Daniel is expected to start at quarterback, with Tyler Bray potentially getting some snaps. The rest of the Chiefs' Week 17 inactives are WR Dwayne Bowe, OLB Tamba Hali, LB Derrick Johnson, LT Branden Albert, and DT Dontari Poe.

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Alex Smith completed 16-of-29 passes for 153 yards and two interceptions in Kansas City's Week 16, 23-7 loss to the Colts.

Smith was awful. His 41.3 passer rating was a season-worst. The Colts got to Smith for four sacks. Smith's first interception was a ball that popped up in the air after Robert Mathis hit the quarterback. His second pick was a terribly under-thrown touch pass to Anthony Fasano in the end zone. Both balls were picked off by ILB Jerrell Freeman. Smith's longest completion went for 19 yards. The 11-4 Chiefs are locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC and will end their regular season in San Diego next Sunday.

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Alex Smith completed 17-of-20 passes for 287 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 15 win at Oakland.

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With the Chiefs winning 45-10, Alex Smith was pulled midway through the fourth quarter of Kansas City's Week 14 game against the Redskins.

Smith managed the game to perfection on a snowy day in Washington, completing 14-of-20 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He added two rushes for seven yards. Smith simply didn't have to do much with the Chiefs' defense, running game and special teams dominating the pathetic Redskins. Smith will be a top-15 option for Week 15 against the Raiders.

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Alex Smith completed 26-of-42 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to Denver.

He tacked on four scrambles for 46 yards. Smith deserves credit for making some impressive intermediate throws to the second and third levels for a second straight week -- he also did in last week's loss to San Diego -- but he again couldn't get it done in crunchtime. The Chiefs have now lost three consecutive games, all inside the division. Their record is beginning to catch up with their only above-average talent. Smith's own talent limitations will keep him in the QB2 range in Week 14 at Washington.