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Redskins QB Alex Smith on playing again: ‘That’s the plan’

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith says he hopes to play football again. But he still needs to make basic progress like relearning how to run after breaking his right leg. In an interview during a massage at a mall with “The Oh My Goff Show,” Smith says the steps he’s taking now are “lifestyle steps,” such as being able to play around with his kids.

Sam Darnold could start Jets’ preseason game vs. Alex Smith, Redskins

Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold could start the Jets’ preseason game against veteran Alex Smith and the Redskins. Smith and teammate Josh Norman have seen good things in Darnold during joint workouts. Smith was in a similar position as Darnold when he was the top pick but says he’s reluctant to give the third overall selection too much advice.

Sources: Chiefs agree to trade QB Alex Smith to Redskins

Two people with direct knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to deal quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the move can’t be completed until the start of the new league year in March. One person says the Redskins have agreed to a four-year extension with Smith.

Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs

Marcus Mariota did everything to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing two touchdown passes, running for crucial first downs and providing the spark needed to rally from a 21-3 halftime hole in a 22-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chiefs’ Alex Smith heading into season after vexing few months

It’s a safe assumption that Alex Smith has had more enjoyable offseasons. Start with the way last season ended, when the Chiefs quarterback turned in a dismal performance in a playoff loss to Pittsburgh. The Steelers won despite failing to score a touchdown, ending a season for Kansas City that included 12 wins and a division title.

Browns will start rookie QB Connor Shaw

Rookie quarterback Connor Shaw will come off Cleveland’s practice squad and start the season finale on Sunday against Baltimore. With Brian Hoyer still slowed by a sore right throwing shoulder, Shaw will be behind center when the Browns conclude another disappointing season against the Ravens, who still have a shot at the playoffs.

49ers’ Smith wonders how he lost starting job

Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. It’s not an easy thing for the NFL’s fifth-rated quarterback to deal with this week, even though Smith already has experienced plenty of ups and downs in his tumultuous career since the 49ers made him the No. 1 overall selection of the 2005 draft.

Nearly perfect night for 49ers

GLENDALE, Ariz. – On an almost perfect Monday night for Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance, flattening the Arizona Cardinals 24-3. Smith completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns – two to Michael Crabtree and one to Randy Moss – to help San Francisco (6-2) open a two-game lead in the division and send Arizona (4-4) to its fourth straight loss.