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Andy Reid: 'I'm sure' Chiefs will re-sign Alex Smith

The San Francisco 49ers ultimately added five players to their roster in exchange for dealing a quarterback they no longer wanted to the Chiefs.

Now it's Kansas City's turn to decide if they want Alex Smith around for the long haul.

Amid word that contract negotiations with Smith's camp aren't progressing well, coach Andy Reid joined NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday to suggest that his starting signal-caller wouldn't become a free agent after this season.

"Well, there's open communication between both parties. Now, I'm not in that business anymore -- that's (general manager) John Dorsey's side of it -- but there's been open communication," Reid said.

"I've always believed that if there's open communication, then normally good things happen. So, I'm sure something will get done. I can't put a time frame on that, but I'm sure something will get done."

Dorsey also told SiriusXM NFL Radio's Alex Marvez last week that Smith and the Chiefs were "going back and forth."

"Eventually, as (with) all negotiations, there will be a medium point where both sides agree. Time will move on and we'll go to the next project," Dorsey said. "This thing will go on for a little bit. There's a degree of patience here. There's no reason to rush."

Despite drafting rookie passer Aaron Murray, the Chiefs sound interested in re-signing Smith. We expect a deal to happen, but at Kansas City's pace and Kansas City's price -- not Smith's.

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