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Coach Andy Reid relayed Monday that Smith suffered a right shoulder strain in Sunday's win over the Rams, BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com reports.

Reid suggested that the signal-caller should be fine as Week 9's game against the Jets approaches, though he did note Monday that Smith's throwing shoulder "is a little tender," so it wouldn't surprise us to see the QB limited some once the Chiefs return to practice.

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Smith completed 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Rams.

Smith was at his low-risk best on Sunday in terms of taking care of the football and being accurate with his passes, but the conservative approach resulted in no passing touchdowns and a rather lackluster fantasy day. He gets another outstanding matchup next week against the Jets, which should hopefully result in more touchdowns, but his upside will continue to be capped by the Chiefs' grind-it-out, don't-make-mistakes philosophy.

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Smith completed 19-of-28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 win at San Diego. He also ran six times for 29 yards.

Smith looked sharp after Kansas City's bye in Week 6, completing 68 percent of his passes while posting a solid 7.9 YPA. He was starting to pick up the touchdown pace, with seven in his previous three games, but the Chiefs scored only twice as a team Sunday. In Week 8, he'll face a St. Louis squad that has allowed over 300 passing yards to Colin Kapernick and Russell Wilson in back-to-back weeks.

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Smith completed 17-of-31 passes for 175 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 22-17 loss at San Francisco. He had just one carry for six yards.

Smith played relatively well, throwing scores to emerging Travis Kelce and rookie De'Anthony Thomas, but couldn't lead a comeback in the closing minutes of the game. The veteran signal caller has tossed eight touchdowns in the last three games, and has looked sharp in general this season, completing 64 percent of his pass attempts, while also showing underrated athleticism as a runner (18 carries for 109 yards). He's got a bye next week, before traveling to San Diego for an AFC West showdown in Week 7.

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Smith completed 20-of-26 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns in Monday's 41-14 win over the Patriots.

Smith turned in a nearly flawless performance, and the Patriots were steamrolled by Kansas City's running game. Those two things are closely related, as Smith got to do most of his passing in favorable situations, against a defense that was worried about its continued inability to stop the run. Though he has six touchdowns and no interceptions over the last two games, Smith seems to be on track for a season similar to what he produced last year. Even with the emergence of TE Travis Kelce, Smith doesn't figure to throw a ton of passes, except for when the Chiefs are in catch-up mode.

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Smith completed 19-of-25 passes for 186 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's win at Miami.

It wasn't all perfect, as Smith was sacked five times, and lost a fumble. Still, it was a nice bounce-back performance after last week's touchdownless outing. It remains to be seen if Jamaal Charles (ankle) will play in Week 4, but Knile Davis ran for over 100 yards Sunday, and Smith made the most of unheralded weapons, throwing a pair of scores to Joe McKnight.

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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.