Alex Smith ready for "game mode"

Smith ready for
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says that he is looking forward to the team's first pre-season game against the New Orleans Saints.

Alex Smith has said that he is looking forward to entering "game mode" for the Kansas City Chiefs' first pre-season game later today.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will make his debut for the AFC West side when they face the New Orleans Saints this evening.

The 29-year-old told the team's website: "It will be nice to hit other people. It will be good to get back into game mode, even if it's pre-season.

"Preparing for the game and travel, there's a lot that goes into that to get ready to play."

Defensive end Allen Bailey added: "It's exciting to get to hit another opponent. We've been going the last couple weeks against the same teammates, so it'll be good to see a different coloured jersey and hit somebody else."

The Chiefs finished the 2012 NFL season with the worst record in the league, winning just two of the 16 regular season games.

New Chiefs QB Alex Smith during a practice session on May 29, 2013
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