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The Chicago Bears will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night in a game featuring two teams with quarterbacks which suffered concussions last week. While the Bears have ruled QB Jay Cutler out for week 11, replacing him with veteran Jason Campbell, the San Francisco 49ers appear poised to have Alex Smith under center on Sunday. On Friday, Smith practiced in non-contact drills for the third consecutive day.
Smith has been cleared by an independent neurologist and will be monitored for the remainder of the week leading up to the Niners Monday night matchup against the Bears. Smith will have to complete a follow-up visit on Sunday before being officially allowed to play on Monday night. In case Smith is not allowed to play, second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been taking reps with the first team this week.
Fantasy Implications- News of whether or not Smith will start on Monday night might not be known until after the early games on Sunday get underway. Even if Smith g...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith took another step
toward being ready to suit up Monday when his team takes on the Chicago Bears.
Smith was cleared for non-contact drills and was able to return to practice
Wednesday, reports Kareem Copeland of NFL.com.
"Contact is kind of like
the final straw," Smith said, via The Bee. "But I was able to go out
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start on Monday night against the Bears.
QB Alex Smith has been “limited practice” all week. Expect 49ers to list him as questionable. Expect him to start Monday night.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 17, 2012
Smith suffered a concussion during last week’s game against...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Smith suffered a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.
He still hasn't been cleared to play by doctors, and the 49ers (6-2-1) might not get a final verdict on his status until hours before Monday's NFC showdown...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has practiced on a limited basis this week as he looks to recover from a concussion he sustained during last Sunday's 24-24 tie with the St. Louis Rams. It is not known if he will play Monday night against the visiting Chicago Bears, but coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Friday he continues to improve. "Yeah, seems like things...
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to return to the starting line up this Monday against the Bears.
The team has been cautious regarding Smith’s recent concussion that he suffered last weekend when on a 4th-and-1 quarterback sneak. Smith was reportedly dealing with ”blurred vision” during the game.
Smith has been shown...
Passing an impact test is virtually all that separates Alex Smith from playing in the 49ers' Monday night game against the Chicago Bears, eight days after he sustained his first concussion this season, Cam Inman of Bayareanewsgroup reports.
Smith officially is listed as questionable. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out because of a concussion, and he'll be replaced...
Alex Smith said Wednesday he tried to "blink off" the vision problems that started to affect him in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. But the 49ers quarterback said the issues only got worse, and he soon realized he'd be of no value to his team.
"It's tough to play quarterback without your eyes," Smith said after taking part in...
Even as Alex Smith takes the first snap for the 49ers Monday night in Chicago, the debate over who should be the starting quarterback is far from over. In fact, that is not even the big question for a team that wants more than a mere starter. What the 49ers are seeking is the next franchise quarterback. Following a week where a concussion led to discussion, if not controversy...
For the fourth straight day, Alex Smith is practicing in a black jersey, which suggests that he's playing on Monday but doesn't quite clinch it. Unlike the Bears, who declared concussed starter Jay Cutler out for Monday's game, the 49ers haven't said for sure whether Smith will play.
Jim Harbaugh on Friday said that Smith continues to show progress but stopped short...
Despite practicing again on Saturday, San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Alex Smith (concussion) remains questionable to play tonight
against the Chicago Bears, while running back Frank Gore (ribs/wrist) and wide receiver
Mario Manningham (shoulder) are probable.
Smith still hasn’t been cleared to play, and the 49ers may
not receive a final word on his status until hours before...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback
Alex Smith was once again limited at practice Thursday as he continues to
recover from a concussion he sustained last weekend, while wide receiver Mario
Manningham (shoulder) and running back Frank Gore (rib/wrist) were full participants
Smith continued to sport his
black jersey at practice, which signals no-contact. This is viewed...
Quarterback Alex Smith, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, is listed as "questionable" on the 49ers' official injury report. He expected to play Monday night against the Chicago Bears after being cleared for a full week of practice.
The 49ers do not expect injuries to sideline any players. All the other players on the team's roster is...
The 49ers missed out on a chance to take a commanding 7-2 record to the top of the NFC West after tying divisional rival St. Louis Rams in week 10. To make matters worse, they may have to try to get their seventh win in week 11 without starting quarterback Alex Smith (concussion). To make matters downright disastrous, they have to do it against an elite Chicago Bears defense.
So a guest at the hotel I work at just called down to the front desk complaining of noise in the room above him. Since it’s 1:30 in the morning, I walked up there and checked it out. Sure enough, TV blaring, a bunch of people in the room, and when I knocked on the door somebody yelled out “Oh [expletive]” and everyone started scurrying about (also, who knew expletive had three...
Around the NFC North in week 11
Week 11 brings about some intriguing plotlines around the NFC North. The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers both lost their starting quarterbacks for portions of this past Sunday’s game. The Green Bay Packers finally see a divisional opponent in old foe the Detroit Lions. The Minnesota Vikings have their bye this week after beating the...