Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12

ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers listens on the sidelines during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday that no decision has been made regarding the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints. "We're hopeful that Alex (Smith) gets cleared tomorrow, physically," said Roman, responding to conflicting media reports. "We're confident in both quarterbacks to be on the field. "We're always going to make way all the information as we have it and make the best decision for the team at the time. But we have ultimate confidence in either." A 49ers quarterback controversy began after backup Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. He was filling in for Alex Smith, who suffered concussion a week earlier. Following the game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked who would be his starter against the Saints and he replied that he would go with "the hot hand." Since then, Kaepernick has been taking the first-team snaps in practice and Roman said Smith has yet to be ...
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