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San Francisco 49ers
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Alex Smith is the only San Francisco 49ers player listed as questionable on Friday's injury for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints as the Niners' starter is still hampered by a concussion.
Niners safety Donte Whitner may have already let the cat out of the bag in a Friday morning interview on the Dan Patrick show where Whitner said Colin Kaepernick would start his second consecutive game for the injured Smith.
Those 49ers players listed as probable are cornerback Tarell Brown (knee), cornerback Chris Culliver (shoulder), safety Dashon Goldson (ribs, calf), linebacker Tavares Gooden (shin), running back Frank Gore (wrist, ribs), wide receiver Randy Moss (finger), linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder), safety C.J. Spillman (finger), defensive tackle Will Tukuafu (wrist) and linebacker Patrick Willis (shoulder). Source: The Times Picayune Attached Thumbnails
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The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The San Francisco 49ers have named Colin Kaepernick the starting quarterback. Colin Kaepernick
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