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Now, it’s up to Smith to make sure all the pieces work.

“They don’t need to do anything other than execute the offense and do what they do best, let their personality show and play the game,” Reid said. “I’m speaking for all of them, but at the same time, that’s what I expect from Alex, too.”

If that happens, the Chiefs just might get their season off to a winning start.

“That’s all we’re talking about and what the focus has been,” Smith said. “Especially a team with a lot of new faces and a new coaching staff, coming together and reinforcing what we’ve done by getting that first win, it would mean a lot.”

Notes: DB Husain Abdullah (left foot) and OG Jon Asamoah (right calf) did not practice. LB Nico Johnson (right ankle) took part in individual workouts that the media was allowed to see. … Special teams coach Dave Toub said WR Dexter McCluster will be the primary punt returner. DB Quintin Demps will handle most kickoffs with Davis possibly getting an opportunity.

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