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Contract Talks Between Chiefs & QB Alex Smith Are “Ongoing”

 

Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey mentioned during a conference call Tuesday that contract talks with QB Alex Smith are “ongoing,” per Herbie Teope.

Dorsey didn’t offer a timetable as to when a deal could be in place, but this isn’t the first time in recent months that Dorsey has mentioned that they were at least in contact with Smith’s reps.

In his first season with the Chiefs, Smith led them to playoffs and played great in their first-round matchup against the Colts before an incredible turnaround from Indy. Smith also set career highs in passing yards with 3,313, rushing yards (431) and touchdowns (23) while only throwing seven interceptions.

Smith, 29, is entering the final year of his current deal and will make $7.5 million for the 2014 season. He counts just as much against the Chiefs salary cap, so a long-term deal would offer them some cap relief.