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Smith threw for 255 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's 24-17 loss at Denver. He did not turn the ball over, and rushed for 42 yards.

Smith kept Kansas City in the game, with his usual dinking and dunking, although he did find young tight end Travis Kelce down the field a couple of times. It looked like Smith might force overtime late in regulation, but his fourth-down pass from a couple of yards away fell incomplete. Even though Smith didn't account for any touchdowns, he did help fantasy owners out with his rushing ability for the second straight week.

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Smith struggled in Sunday's 26-10 loss to Tennessee, completing just 19-of-35 passes for 202 yards. He tossed one touchdown and was intercepted three times.

Smith did contribute 36 yards on the ground, but it was a relatively ugly performance at home. He was missing one of his top wide receivers in Dwayne Bowe, and Kansas City curiously gave Jamaal Charles just 11 touches. In any event, Smith is going to have to play a lot better in Week 2, as he'll have his hands full with Denver on the road.

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Smith has agreed to a four-year, $68 million extension with the Chiefs, the Kansas City Star reports.

With Smith set to become a free agent after the season, the Chiefs will lock him up for the next four years. The deal guarantees Smith $45 million, with the remaining $23 million based upon certain bonuses, most of which are probably tied to his production. While questions remain regarding Smith's ability to lead a contending team, he's coming off of a season in which he threw for 23 touchdowns and a career-best 3,313 yards. Thus far in the preseason, Smith is 31-of-51 for 286 yards and two picks.

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Smith will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.

The Chiefs will not play any starters in Thursday's game, so Chase Daniel will get the start at quarterback in place of Smith. Smith will be back under center when the Chiefs kick off the regular season Sept. 7 against the Titans.

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Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards and two picks in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings.

Smith, who also ran three times for 21 yards in the contest, only threw seven interceptions all of last season, so Saturday's picks -- both of which occurred with the Chiefs inside the Minnesota 20-yard line -- are noteworthy. Of course, the Chiefs' offense was operating Saturday without star running back Jamaal Charles and receivers Dwayne Bowe and Junior Hemingway. It remains to be seen if Smith will see any action in the Chiefs' exhibition finale Thursday, but given that the team's starters have failed to score a touchdown in 16 possessions this preseason, it's plausible that they could see some additional tune-up reps in that contest.

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Smith completed 14-of-22 passes for 127 yards, and he ran one time for nine yards during Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Smith played the entire first half, but did not seem to have any real chemistry with receivers not-named Dwayne Bowe. That will be an issue heading into the season, as Bowe, who caught five passes on six targets for 62 yards (all from Smith), is suspended for the first game of the season. With Jamaal Charles (foot) sitting this one out, Smith threw the ball more than he normally does, so fantasy owners shouldn't look at the stat line and start thinking that Smith is going to start throwing 44 times per game.

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Smith is being encouraged by the Chiefs to attempt more downfield passes, ESPN.com reports.

Smith was largely conservative last season, as the team's leading receiver was running back Jamaal Charles. This led to Smith throwing only seven interceptions, but the Chiefs were dominated by their opponents in terms of pass plays of 20 yards or greater. Andy Reid and company hope for this to change this season, as they will encourage their quarterback to take more chances on deep balls than in years past. If this holds true at the onset of the regular season, both Donnie Avery and Dwayne Bowe may see more opportunities for big plays down the field.

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Walk-year QB Alex Smith said he will table his contract discussions with the Chiefs if they become a distraction.

"You're getting to the point where either way, you want it to stop being a distraction," Smith said. "You're finally gonna cross a line where it's like, it's just football from here on out." Smith has already said he wants to stay in Kansas City, but "significant differences" still exist between the two sides. It appears unlikely a deal will be struck before the season.

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Speaking Monday, coach Andy Reid confirmed the Chiefs remain in long-term talks with walk-year QB Alex Smith.

Smith said earlier this month that he remained hopeful of striking a deal. Despite the ongoing dialogue, there's been little indication the sides are close to an agreement. A bridge quarterback now on the wrong side of 30, Smith is a complicated long-term case.

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Walk-year QB Alex Smith remains hopeful of signing a long-term agreement with the Chiefs.

Speaking Thursday, Smith said the sides have had ongoing talks. "I'd love to have it done," Smith said. "But when you're talking about this many years and that type of deal, you want it done right. You want both sides happy." The Chiefs are in a tough spot, as Smith, 30, has everything you'd want in a bridge quarterback, but hasn't proven to be someone you build an offense around. A 2-3 year deal could end up being the compromise.