Found February 27, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio and said that the trade that will reportedly send quarterback Alex Smith from the 49ers to the Chiefs, may not be complete yet. “The one thing I have heard talking to some good sources is this thing has not been completely finalized yet,” Pioli said, per  “I think they are still working through some of the absolute details of what the compensation is.  Because I think what happens in these trades, if you give up a pick for something or if you’re going to give up two picks, what’s been a new trend in the NFL is people generally kick picks back.  Because teams don’t like to see their, even if they are going to give up a higher pick they want to get something later in the draft so they at least have a volume of picks to have more opportunities.” Pioli is right in one sense, the trade isn’t done yet because both sides have to wait until March 12th for everything to be official.  If there is anything either side is still working out, I’m sure it’s very minor. Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = ''+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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  • I had to laugh about this column. It all true. Some people are saying that is a done deal.

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