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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith passes during NFL training camp on Monday in St. Joseph, Mo.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.
Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not.
The Chiefs have been talking to his representatives for months about a contract extension, but the sides remain far apart in their negotiations.
“You’re getting to the point where either way, you want it to stop being a distraction,” Smith said after practice Wednesday. “You ...

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