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Top 5 Headlines 11/26: QB Snapshot Alex Smith

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media


1. QB snapshot: Alex Smith

By Adam Teicher -

"A quick observation of quarterback Alex Smith and how he played in the Chiefs' 24-20 loss in Week 12:

While Smith wasn't exactly the Mad Bomber against the Raiders, he did take more chances down the field than usual. Smith completed three passes that went at least 15 yards, the most he has had in a game since Week 2 against Denver."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' Jason Avant happy to reunite with Andy Reid, has chip on his shoulder

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Jason Avant has never been a blazer. Coming out of college at Michigan in 2006, there were reports that he was timed in the 4.8 range in the 40-yard dash at his pro day.

But Avant, the Chiefs' newest receiver, does have some real gifts, namely reliable hands and a knack for running solid routes. That's why he's managed to stick around in the NFL for the last nine years, and in his second go-round under Chiefs coach Andy Reid, he is eager to prove he's still got more in the tank — and can still beat man coverage."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs add defensive lineman, linebacker

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs announced a pair of roster moves Tuesday.

The most notable is the addition of defensive lineman Nick Williams to the 53-man roster. He was signed off the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad, and he takes safety Eric Berry's spot on the roster. Berry was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday after the team discovered a mass in his chest."    READ MORE…

4. Ron Parker the likely choice to replace Eric Berry

By Adam Teicher -

"The Kansas City Chiefs will begin their practice week on Wednesday in preparation for their biggest game of the season. One of the things they will need to decide: How to replace strong safety Eric Berry in the starting lineup on Sunday night when they host the Denver Broncos.

The decision shouldn't take long. Berry, who has what the Chiefs believe to be lymphoma, missed five games this season because of a high-ankle sprain."    READ MORE…

5. Twitter Tuesday: Eric Berry, cancer battles, gratitude, Alex Smith and Bill Snyder

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"The biggest thing of the Kansas City sports week is Eric Berry going to Atlanta to see if he has cancer.

I hope there are not many "this sure puts things in perspective" lines said around town, because I hope we don't get so caught up in watching adults play kids games that we need a possible cancer diagnosis to snap us back into reality."    READ MORE…

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