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Chiefs QB Alex Smith Has Lacerated Spleen, Out 6 Weeks

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday that starting QB Alex Smith has a lacerated spleen and will miss Sunday’s season finale against the Chargers. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that Smith is likely to miss six weeks with this injury. Chase Daniel will start in place of Smith in Week 17. Smith reportedly didn’t feel right earlier in week, but still practiced despite the issues. ...

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NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, & Redskins

Browns Jay Glazer reports that the Browns want want to evaluate the film from Sunday’s game before deciding on their starting quarterback for next week. Glazer adds that although Cleveland had been “squarely behind” Brian Hoyer, there is a “good chance” that this will change. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is hearing “plenty of criticism” regarding WR Josh Gordon‘s conditioning and how out ...

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Cardinals Considered Trading For QB Alex Smith Last Year

Arizona Cardinals HC Bruce Arians mentioned during an interview with Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio that they reached out to the 49ers about a potential trade for QB Alex Smith last year. However, given that the two teams play in the same division, Arians said that the trade talks “went nowhere.” Reports surfaced during the offseason last year that the Cardinals had interest in ...

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Cardinals Sign Carson Palmer To Three-Year Extension Worth $50M

Update: Mark Dalton, the Cardinals VP of media relations officially announced that they’ve signed QB Carson Palmer to a three-year extension. Official: @AZCardinals announce 3-year contract extension w QB Carson Palmer pic.twitter.com/pZxjr51mTU — MarkDalton (@CardsMarkD) November 7, 2014 ———– Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Cardinals are finalizing a contract extension for veteran QB Carson Palmer. Jason ...

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NFL Notes: Chiefs, Colts, Giants, Panthers, Patriots

Chiefs HC Andy Reid mentioned that QB Alex Smith is dealing with a shoulder strain, but should be fine. (BJ Kissel) Colts HC Chuck Pagano said that he doesn’t believe CB Vontae Davis‘ knee injury is too serious. (Kevin Bowen) Ian Rapoport reports that an MRI on Vontae Davis‘ knee came back negative. Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and G Geoff Schwartz both practiced ...

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NFL Transactions: Monday 9/16

  49ers 49ers signed TE Xavier Grimble and CB Leon McFadden to their practice squad. 49ers released DB Chance Casey and LB Shayne Skov from their practice squad. Bears Bears released RB Shaun Draughn, WR Chris Williams and TE Matthew Mulligan on Tuesday. (NFLTR) Bears signed DB Isaiah Frey and WR Rashad Ross to their active roster. (NFLTR) Bears signed DT Roy Philon to their practice ...

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Bengals Sign TE Kevin Brock, Place TE Alex Smith On I.R.

  Update: The Bengals placed veteran TE Alex Smith on season-ending injured reserve, which explains the signing of TE Kevin Brock, per Aaron Wilson. Cincinniat re-signed Smith to a one-year, $920,000 contract back in June. Last year, he appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals and caught three passes for 12 yards and a touchdown. ———– The Cincinnati Bengals have signed TE Kevin ...

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Contract Details For Chiefs QB Alex Smith

  Jason La Confora laid out some of the details contained in Chiefs QB Alex Smith‘s new four-year contract extension worth 68 million and includes $45 million guaranteed. La Confora reports that Smith will earn base salaries of $1 million, $11.9 million, $14.1 million, $10.2 million and $14.5 million for the 2014-2018 seasons. He notes that the deal includes an $18 ...

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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Dolphins, Patriots, Raiders, & Redskins

  Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith mentioned that OC Jeff Tedford’s is still up in the air after he underwent unspecified medical procedure last week. “He’s getting better,” Smith said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “He stopped through this weekend. We’re taking our time with him. He’s getting better each day. When he’ll be back here full-time, I don’t know. When he’ll be available full-time, ...

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Chiefs & QB Alex Smith Reach Agreement On A Four-Year, $68M Extension

  Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement with QB Alex Smith on a four-year contract. According to Paylor, Smith’s new contract will pay him $68 million in total and includes $45 million guaranteed. Pro Football Talk report that Smith will receive $30 million guaranteed upon signing the contract ...

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Report: “No Movement” Between Chiefs & QB Alex Smith

  According to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, there is “no movement” between the Chiefs and QB Alex Smith regarding a contract extension. Cole mentions that the two sides cannot come to an agreement regarding the structure of the contract. Smith and his agent are reportedly comfortable playing out his current deal given that he has made over $50 million ...

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Report: Chiefs Still Discussing Extension With QB Alex Smith, No Deal Imminent

  Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Chiefs remain in contract talks with QB Alex Smith regarding a long-term extension. However, an agreement does not appear to be imminent at this point in time, according to Marvez. Smith recently mentioned that he has no interest in signing a similar contract to the one Andy Dalton received from the Bengals a few weeks ago. “I ...

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith Not Interested In Signing Similar Deal To Andy Dalton’s

  Chiefs QB Alex Smith recently mentioned that he has no interest in signing a similar contract to the one Andy Dalton received from the Bengals a few weeks ago. “I want to get something that’s right that I’m going to play out, absolutely, and that’s definitely a focus of mine,” Smith said, via USA TODAY. “We’re on the record. That’s a tough ...

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Report: “Huge” Gap Exists Between Chiefs & OLB Justin Houston

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that a “huge” gap exists between the Chiefs’ current offer and OLB Justin Houston‘s contractual demands. Florio mentions that it remains unclear as to what it would take to bridge this gap. Houston was reportedly considering a holdout, but the fact that he could receive up to $30,000 per day in fines likely ...

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Report: Alex Smith & Chiefs Further Apart Following Andy Dalton Extension

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network believes the Chiefs and QB Alex Smith are actually further apart following the recent contract extension signed by the Bengals and QB Andy Dalton. According to Rapoport, Smith sees himself as a “true franchise quarterback.” Dalton’s extension adds six years to his current deal and will give him the opportunity to make as ...

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Alex Smith Extension Talks To Be Tabled If They Become A Distraction

  Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith made it clear that he will not allow ongoing contract negotiations to serve as a distraction. “You’re getting to the point where either way, you want it to stop being a distraction,” Smith said, via The Kansas City Star. “You guys know how I feel about this, and it’s the truth.” While it ...

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Negotiations Between The Chiefs & Alex Smith Are Ongoing

  Chiefs HC Andy Reid told reporters on Monday that they are still discussing a contract extension with QB Alex Smith. “I mean, there’s communication going on,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “Like I told you before, that’s the important thing. “Alex is a good football player, he’s great for this football team and we’re lucky to have him ...

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NFL Notes: Josh Gordon, Browns, Chiefs, & Jaguars

  Josh Gordon Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Browns WR Josh Gordon, confirmed that his client’s appeal hearing will be coming up “soon.” (Mary Kay Cabot) Gordon is facing suspension for an alleged failure of a marijuana test. However, he was recently arrested for DWI. Gordon is still only 23 years old, and incredibly talented.  Even if he were to receive a ...

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NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Lions, Saints & Steelers

  Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is recovering from hernia surgery, which explains the signing of veteran TE Alex Smith earlier today. (Field Yates) The Bengals are “toying with” the idea of having RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill on the field at the same time. (Geoff Hobson) Cowboys Cowboys released S Marvin Robinson and CB Jocquel Skinner and signed rookie free agent DT Dartwan Bush. Lions G ...

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NFL Transactions: Tuesday 6/10

  Bengals Bengals re-signed TE Alex Smith. (NFLTR) Bengals signed rookie free agent CB Victor Hampton. (NFLTR) Broncos Broncos signed first-round pick CB Bradley Roby to a four-year contract. (NFLTR) Colts Colts waived G Thomas Austin. (NFLTR) Colts signed signed WR Greg Moore. (NFLTR) Cowboys Cowboys released S Marvin Robinson and CB Jocquel Skinner. Cowboys signed rookie free agent DT Dartwan Bush. Dolphins Dolphins signed rookie free agent WR Gerald ...

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Bengals Sign Veteran TE Alex Smith

  The Cincinnati Bengals have signed veteran TE Alex Smith to a contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. A recent report from Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com mentioned that the Bengals had been in contact with Smith in recent weeks, but they were “monitoring” his rehab from a dislocated wrist right now. Smith, 32, was Cincinnati’s No. 3 option at tight end last year. He appeared in all ...

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