The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed on a deal that will send quarterback Alex Smith to the Chiefs in exchange for trade second-round this season as well as another conditional mid-round pick in 2014. The trade will give the 49ers an amazing 15 picks in this year’s NFL Draft. ESPN.com has a piece up regarding the trade, which can’t be made official until Mar. 12:
As a result of the trade, the Chiefs are expected to release former starting quarterback Matt Cassel, league sources told ESPN. Cassel has two years remaining on a $63 million, six-year deal he signed with Kansas City after he was acquired in a trade from the Patriots in 2009. He failed to live up to the lofty contract, however, and was benched during the 2012 season.
At this point, Smith will play under the terms of his remaining contract, which calls for a guaranteed base salary of $8.5 million in 2013. There have been no discussions between the Chiefs and Smith’s representatives about negotiating a new contract.
You can read the entire article at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8995035/san-francisco-49ers-agree-trade-alex-smith-kansas-city-chiefs-source.
Super Bowl Champion and Baltimore Raven Terrell Suggs told a radio station that he “guarantees the other 31 [NFL] teams hate the New England Patriots”. You can read more on Suggs’ comments at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8996273/terrell-suggs-baltimore-ravens-says-other-31-teams-hate-new-england-patriots.
Finally, ESPN.com is reporting that after the Detroit Lions re worked contracts with both center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson, the team is now $5 million under the salary cap. For more, log on to http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/73121/lions-now-5-million-under-the-cap.
Detroit, home of the Lions. The Lions have been busy this off season in an attempt to get under the salary cap and have now done so. The Lions finished last in the NFC North.
Terrell Suggs told a radio station that basically the New England Patriots are the most disliked team in the NFL in terms of fellow players. While Suggs may be somewhat right, the Pats do win and that has to be respected.
Alex Smith pictured with what will be his former head coach Jim Harbaugh. Smith was benched in this season for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers reached the Super Bowl.