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Alex Smith Traded to the Redskins [Updating]

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The Redskins have acquired QB Alex Smith in a trade

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The expected offseason drama surrounding Kirk Cousins just hit a major plot twist.

KansasCity.com is reporting that the Washington Redskins have reached an agreement to acquire Alex Smith, the Chiefs’ starting quarterback for the past five seasons, via trade.

The deal comes as a bit of a stunner for Washington fans, as Cousins’ fate now seems sealed. What remains to be seen is where Cousins will wind up, and wether Washington considers Smith, who will be 34 next season, a long-term option or a stopgap to start for a year or two and to help groom someone like Baker Mayfield.

The move is far less surprising for Kansas City than for the Redskins, as the Chiefs seemed to believe they had found their starter for the future in Patrick Mahomes. The trade will also save the Chiefs $17 million once it becomes official.

Smith made three Pro Bowls in his five years in Kansas City, and surpassed 4,000 yards for the first time in his career this past season.

Keep watching Hogs Haven, as we’ll be sure to have a lot more coverage as this story develops.

More details to come in this development.

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