• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith has big yardage totals in Week 4 loss to Bengals

    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 31 of 45 passes for 386 yards in Sunday's game against the Bengals. He also rushed five times for 25 yards in the 36-21 defeat.The veteran posted his highest yardage output of the season, but he could not cash in with a touchdown, as the Chiefs were limited to seven field goals in the game. Smith has put together some respectable stat lines this season, with an improved group of skill players around him, and he is currently on pace to shatter his career-high in passing yards. Week 3 will pit Smith against a Bears team that has already allowed 10 passing touchdowns this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith throws for 290 Yards in Monday's loss

    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 24 of 40 passes for 290 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's loss to the Packers. Smith also rushed six times for 33 yards. The veteran's 290 passing yards marked a season high, but mostly came after the Chiefs fell behind early, thus resulting in an uncharacteristic 40 throwing attempts. While Smith also made a poor decision on his interception, he'll be relieved by having finally thrown a touchdown pass to a wide receiver, as new addition Jeremy Maclin found pay dirt Monday and displayed a solid understanding with Smith throughout the game.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith throws two interceptions in loss

    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 16 of 25 passes for 191 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Broncos. Smith took a beating from the Denver pass rush, but he was also responsible for a number of mistakes. The Chiefs were either leading or tied until the final 30 seconds, which contributed to a 29:25 run:pass ratio. Smith did pitch in 15 yards on three carries, but it wasn't nearly enough to save his night. He'll draw a more favorable matchup next time out, facing the Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith throws three TD passes in win over Texans

    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith enjoyed a fine season opener against the Texans on Sunday. Smith threw three touchdowns and completed 22 of 33 pass attempts for 243 yards in the 27-20 victory. Smith connected with Travis Kelce for two touchdowns in the first quarter, one for 13 yards and another for 83 yards. In the second quarter, Smith found Jamaal Charles for a seven-yard score. Smith and the Chiefs host the Broncos in Game 2 action on Thursday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin says he's off to a 'great start' with Alex Smith

    With Jeremy Maclin in the fold, the Chiefs could take more shots down the field in 2015 after totaling only 27 deep passes in 2014, which was last in the NFL. While Maclin won't hint at the Chiefs' game plan, he is pleased with the rapport he is building with quarterback Alex Smith. "I think me and Alex are off to a great start," Maclin told ESPN.com. "I think our comfort level with each other is pretty high. It kind of feels like this is not our first rodeo. I think we've hooked up a lot in practice on timing, on plays where he is just kind of throwing the ball and trusting me to make the play and stuff like that. I think we want to continue to get better, but I think we're off to a great, great start."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Saints sign Alex Smith, waive Jack Tabb

    The Saints signed free agent tight end Alex Smith after Friday's practice, ESPN reported. Smith is a 10-year veteran who played with Cincinnati last season. Smith will replace rookie Jack Tabb, who appeared to suffer a leg injury at Thursday's practice. Tabb was waived/injured.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin off to best start ever with Alex Smith

    New Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has hit it off with quarterback Alex Smith during the offseason. Maclin came to Kansas City from Philadelphia in the offseason, and his communication with Smith has been more than either player expected. "I don't think I've ever been off to a better start with a particular quarterback in my life," Maclin said, per KCChiefs.com. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, like head coach Andy Reid, brought the Philadelphia offense to Kansas City, which has helped Maclin's transition. "He's only a couple years removed from our system," Pederson said. "We've changed some things since he's been in the offense, but he's such a smart, savvy, veteran guy that he's picked up on what we're doing really fast. He and Alex have sort of developed that continuity right away."

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Chiefs' Alex Smith pin points areas of improvement during offseason

    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is a 10-year veteran and a former top overall pick, but that won't stop him from identifying areas in his game that need improvement and working on them during the offseason, per ESPN.com. This offseason, Smith has targeted his footwork as one of the main facets of his game he needs to add some fine tuning to. "For me, footwork is something that never goes away," Smith said. "You're constantly trying to get better with your feet. For me, it's working on being more consistent from being under center and in the [shotgun formation], when I do go back and forth. It's something that looking back on the tape from last year, I was a little bit all over the place and footwork is so important as a quarterback. It's kind of the foundation of throwing. Trying to get to a point where I'm more consistent with that. With that, you're more balanced and I think over the long haul you're going to complete more footballs, you're going to throw better balls." Decision-making, especially on long plays downfield are another concern Smith is addressing. Last season, he threw just six interceptions but the Chiefs were last in the league in long passes. "Both lend themselves to throwing the football down the field and being efficient," Smith said. "Any time you've got inefficiencies or wasted movement, things like that, it's only detracting from what you can put on the football. For me, I think both of those things are what I came away with as far as being efficient. Both of those go with being a better quarterback and throwing the ball downfield as well." Smith threw for 3,265 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith (spleen) says he's ready to go for workouts

    After suffering a lacerated spleen in Week 16, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said he's fully ready to participate in workouts, reports the Kansas City Star. Smith sustained the injury after taking a brutal hit to the abdomen against the Steelers in Week 16 and had to sit out the team's regular season finale as a result.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Alex Smith among Chiefs' inactives for Week 17

    The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17's game against the Chargers. Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks. Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.