Found January 02, 2012 on Seattle Times:
Coach Jim Harbaugh has told 49ers quarterback Alex Smith the team plans to re-sign him beyond this season.

49ers hope to go back to QB Smith in 2012

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for their first playoff appearance in nearly a decade, but that hasn't prevented the club from making long-term plans.49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has told impending free-agent quarterback Alex Smith the team plans to offer him a contract that will keep him in San Francisco for several more years.Smith signed a one-year deal in the offseason...

49ers plan to bring back QB Alex Smith for 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Coach Jim Harbaugh has told 49ers quarterback Alex Smith the team plans to re-sign him beyond...

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As it turns out, the solution to the 49ers ' vexing red-zone problems was located on their practice field all season. Entering the playoffs, it appears the Niners can cross those red-zone issues off their fix-it list, and coach Jim Harbaugh said some of the credit can go to San Francisco's...
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