Notes: QB Smith still waiting for extension

April, 22, 2014
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Some notes from the opening of the Kansas City Chiefs' offseason program:

-- Chairman Clark Hunt said shortly before the Super Bowl that a contract extension for quarterback Alex Smith might take some time. He was right. Smith is still without the extension.

There's no urgency on the part of the Chiefs to get the deal done. Smith is under contract for this season and the Chiefs don't need to create room under the salary cap to get through this season.

A new deal sooner rather than later might benefit Smith, who had a nice first season for the Chiefs as their starting quarterback. He finished the season with a flourish. Smith's numbers got better over the second half of the season and then he completed 30 of 46 for 378 yards and four touchdowns in the playoff loss to Indianapolis.

"I had no date as far as expectation," Smith said. "I still have a year on my contract. I don't know when it will get done.

"I've played long enough, going into Year 10 now, it's all year to year in my mind anyway. You've got to continually prove yourself. I don't think it changes anything as far as my mindset or approach to the game at all."

-- In injury news other than that with tackle Eric Fisher, coach Andy Reid said running back Knile Davis didn't need surgery for his broken leg and has resumed his workouts. Reid indicated tight end Travis Kelce was in a similar situation after having surgery last year for a knee ailment. Reid also said defensive back Sanders Commings had a surgery for an injury he wouldn't specify but that Commings had been cleared for offseason work. Commings broke his collarbone during training camp last year, played in two games and was then placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

-- Wide receiver Kyle Williams, whose season ended in November with a torn ACL, re-signed with the Chiefs on a one-year contract. Given the timing of the injury, the Chiefs obviously can't expect much from Williams. His agent, Wynn Silberman, said Williams was hopeful of being able to participate in training camp.

-- Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested for marijuana possession in November, but the case was resolved last week when he pleaded guilty to lesser charges of littering and defective equipment. The marijuana charge was dropped.

Bowe could still conceivably be suspended by the NFL, but Bowe said he believed that to be unlikely.

"I don't think so," Bowe said. "I pray I don't. I'm glad it's over and I'm ready to show everybody, to erase that memory in their heads and get back to playing football."

Adam Teicher

ESPN Kansas City Chiefs reporter

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