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49ers send Smith to KC

Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, midnight

Quarterback Alex Smith is headed to Kansas City, the first major acquisition by the Chiefs since Andy Reid took over as coach. A person with knowledge of the trade told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the Chiefs have agreed to deal for the 2005 top overall draft pick who lost his starting job in San Francisco to Colin Kaepernick last season. The trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL’s new business year begins. The 49ers will get a second-round draft pick in April, No. 34 overall, and a conditional pick in the 2014 draft. Fox Sports first reported the deal. Smith suffered a concussion Nov. 11 and Kaepernick played well in his place. The 28-year-old never started again for the 49ers, but now will replace Matt Cassel in Kansas City. – AP


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