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Chiefs beat play at QB? Extend Alex Smith's contract | Kansas City Star

Sometime this offseason, the Chiefs will, and should, spend a little more money than they’d like for a quarterback who’s not quite as good as they’d like. When it happens, you will hear lots of nonsense, so before we get to that point, you should know that this is the only way for the Chiefs’ biggest offseason issue to be resolved. The Chiefs will sign quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term deal because they have no better options. Smith will sign that contract for reasons both personal and professional. It will be the most realistic outcome for both sides.

Bowe expects bigger things next season | Kansas City Star

“One thing I want to work on — my endurance,” Bowe said. “I was really, really tired that last game.” Bowe said he plans on changing the way he eats, though he didn’t provide details. He said he played this year between 212 and 214 pounds but hopes to report to camp a little lighter to better fit the offense. “I probably want to play at 208 and try to be as quick and swift as possible, because that’s the kind of receivers that Andy had when he was in Philly,” Bowe said. “I’d like to be more explosive and faster than I was this season. I just want to work on my work ethic a little more and become quicker and faster so I can be like DeSean Jackson and those speedy, quick guys.”

Chiefs sign Alonzo Highsmith Jr. | Kansas City Star

The Chiefs have signed linebacker Alonzo Highsmith Jr. to a reserve-futures contract ... His father, Alonzo Highsmith, is a former NFL running back who is Green Bay’s senior personnel executive.

Argonauts release defensive back Neiko Thorpe | CP24.com

The Toronto Argonauts released defensive back Neiko Thorpe on Tuesday. The Argos made the move to reportedly allow Thorpe the opportunity to explore his NFL options.

Raiders sign 3 more players to Reserve/Future contracts - Silver And Black Pride

The player with the most experience that was signed is CB Neiko Thorpe who has spent the last couple of years with the Kansas City Chiefs, mostly on their practice squad. He did appear in 9 games for them and managed to accumulate 5 solo tackles over that time. He has great size at 6-2, 185lbs and was part of the Auburn 2010 BCS National Championship team.

Possible offensive coordinator candidates for the Ravens - baltimoresun.com

Skinny: Childress is probably a long shot candidate, though he does know John Harbaugh well as both were assistants together in Philadelphia for seven seasons. In Philadelphia, Childress earned a reputation for being good working with quarterbacks, as Donovan McNabb made five Pro Bowl teams under his tutelage. However, he had little success in his last stint as offensive coordinator with the Browns.

Plays that defined the season: No. 5 - ESPN

Instead of making an easy pass to Buffalo’s best wide receiver, Stevie Johnson, who was uncovered in the end zone, Tuel threw into a crowd at the goal line. There, Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith, the player who was supposed to cover Johnson, made the interception. Smith had mostly open field on his 100-yard touchdown return that tied the game at 10-10. The Chiefs scored a touchdown on five interceptions during the season, tying for the league high.

FOOTBALL: Norco’s Jordan Campbell Signs With Kansas City Chiefs

Campbell left Norco High School for USC before landing at New Mexico Highlands University. The former Cougar went to camp with the Cincinnait Bengals this season and saw limited action in preseason games. Campbell says the Chiefs will play him at both running back and linebacker in off-season mini-camps.

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