Super Bowl 52 is still five days away DeMario Davis Jersey , but the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins have already gotten the offseason going. The Chiefs are trading Alex Smith to the nation's capital, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:The #Chiefs are trading QB Alex Smith to the #Redskins, source confirms (as @TerezPaylor reported). It involves picks and a player. Huge deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31, 2018There is an agreement in principle for Alex Smith to go to the #Redskins. The deal will be finalized tomorrow. This means Kirk Cousins will be a free agent. Mega-deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 31, 2018The Redskins immediately gave Smith an extension, per Adam Schefter of ESPN:QB Alex Smith and Washington now have reached an agreement on a new four-year contract extension, per sources. Smith Derrick Nnadi Jersey , who had one year left on his contact, tied to Washington for next five seasons. Smith gets long-term deal from Washington that Cousins could not.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2018Smith was widely expected to be traded after the Chiefs' shocking loss to the Tennessee Titans in the wild card round. Kansas City also moved up last year to draft Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the 10th pick, so Smith's tenure with the Chiefs was running out.The Redskins almost certainly won't bring back quarterback Kirk Cousins, as Rapoport mentioned. The 2016 Pro Bowler has tossed for 4,000 yards and has thrown over 25 touchdown in each of the past three seasons. Cousins led the Redskins to an NFC East crown in 2015. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)
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LAST YEAR: Texans had first losing record since 2013 as they dealt with numerous injuries, including to rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and superstar defensive end J.J. Watt. Watson was bright spot in disappointing season for his play in seven games before he tore anterior cruciate ligament in right knee in practice. He threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns, giving Texans hope they've finally found franchise quarterback after years of misfires and disappointment. Another positive was continued improvement of 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Defensive end finished second in NFL with career-high 21 tackles for losses and his 9 1/2 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles were also career bests. He had career-high 59 tackles and started all 16 games for first time in career after struggling with injuries in first two NFL seasons before playing 14 games in 2016
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: S Tyrann Mathieu, G Senio Kelemete, G Zach Fulton Demar Dotson Jersey , OT Seantrel Henderson, CB Aaron Colvin, QB Brandon Weeden.
IMPORTANT LOSSES: LB Brian Cushing, OT Jeff Allen, OL Xavier Su'a-Filo.
CAMP NEEDS: Texans will have eye on two of their biggest stars who are returning to field after sustaining season-ending injuries last season. Watson must show surgically repaired right knee has healed and that he still has same burst and playmaking ability he showed as rookie last season. After Watt played eight games over last two seasons because of injuries, including broken left leg last season, Houston must see if Watt can return to Defensive Player of Year form. Texans will also use camp to see how offensive line fits together and hope revamped group protects QB much better than last season Lee Smith Jersey , when team allowed second-most sacks in NFL.
EXPECTATIONS: If Watson is healthy and can build on limited work as rookie, Houston's offense will be much better. Defensive front will get boost if Watt can stay on field to play with Clowney, and secondary should be much improved with addition of Mathieu and Colvin. With Watson and Watt leading team, Texans should shake off last season's struggles to contend for third AFC South title in four years.
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