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Smith wanted deal prior to season

Updated: September 1, 2014, 4:21 PM ET
By Adam Teicher | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Monday he didn't want to go into the season without a contract extension. He won't have to after signing a four-year extension a day earlier.

"I was really hoping that it would get done before [the start of the regular season]," Smith said. "I didn't want to go into the regular season with that. As much as you don't think about those types of things consciously, subconsciously you can't help it. They sit in the back of your ...

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