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Chiefs QB Alex Smith talks 1-on-1

By Laura McCallister and Carolyn Long

Excerpt from KCTV5.com

"Summer is only just beginning for some, but many already have their eyes looking to the football field.

Alex Smith, the charming starting quarterback of the Chiefs, talked in depth with KCTV5 on Friday about his hopes for the team this year, his response to the $126 million contract extension for San Francisco's quarterback - the same guy who took Smith's job and ultimately led Smith to Kansas City - and more importantly his ultimate inspiration: his wife and two sons…" READ MORE…

Players who must improve: TE Travis Kelce

By Adam Teicher

Excerpt from ESPN.com

"Here we'll continue a series that looks at five young Kansas City Chiefs players who need to make progress from where they were in 2013. Forget for a moment about the Chiefs getting help from free-agent or draft additions. If these players come through, the Chiefs will be in good shape in 2014.

We'll continue with tight end Travis Kelce. His rookie season was a waste, ruined by a knee ailment and then surgery. The Chiefs also lost the since-departed Tony Moeaki for the season with an injury and, as a result, their tight ends were near the bottom of the league in catches and yardage…" READ MORE…

Around the League Tweets

NFL on ESPN - @ESPNNFL: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he would have never left USC if he had known about the sanctions coming down. READ: http://es.pn/1pcbA9y

ProFootballTalk - @ProFootballTalk: After being ringside for Tebowmania, Johnny Football's a breeze for Mike Pettine http://wp.me/p14QSB-9uUW

Eye on Football - @EyeOnNFL: Richard Sherman on 'Madden 15' cover: 'I don't believe in curses' http://cbsprt.co/1uFmHYO  via @cbssports

NFL - @nfl: @Bigplaycj, @BMarshall among NFL's most indispensable offensive players (via @AdamSchein): http://on.nfl.com/1ieSRTq 

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