QB Smith says goodbye to Chiefs, looks ahead
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By John KeimESPN Staff Writer

Alex Smith looked back, bidding farewell to fans of his former team. But he also made it clear he has his eyes set on Washington, where he hopes to end his career.

When free agency opens Wednesday, Rams receiver Sammy Watkins and Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens intend to sign with the Chiefs, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Former Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, coming off his most productive season, is headed to the Redskins on a five-year, $40 million deal, sources say. The deal has $20 million guaranteed.

Smith, who will be officially traded to Washington once the new league year begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, wrote a goodbye letter for The Players' Tribune to the Kansas City Chiefs fans. He also looked ahead.

"As tough as it is for me to say goodbye to K.C., I could not be more excited about this new opportunity in Washington -- joining a team with a rich tradition, a great fan base, and a talented roster and coaching staff that I have admired from afar," Smith wrote.

"I'm pumped to get out there and get to work. Start learning the playbook. Meeting my new teammates. Integrating myself and my family into the community. Bringing the same work ethic, experience and willingness to do whatever it takes to win -- which is what has always mattered most to me -- to...

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