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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that his sources have informed him that 49ers QB Alex Smith will not play in Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears after he was unable to get clearance from neurologist following the concussion that he suffered last week.
That means Colin Kaepernick, the second-year quarterback out of Nevada, will get the first start of his career.
It is surprising that Smith hasn’t been cleared to play, since all signs seemed to suggest that he would be available. Kaepernick has his work cutout for him as he takes on one of the best defensive units in the game. Kaepernick’s mobility could be a huge weapon throughout the game and the 49ers have shown a lot of confidence in his ability, so it’s not as though they don’t have a chance in this game.
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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...
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As Alex Smith stood on the sideline with a concussion, San Francisco's potential quarterback of the future went to work - and fast. Strong-armed fill-in Colin Kaepernick made all the right throws, looking every bit a capable NFL No. 1 as the 49ers whipped the Chicago Bears 32-7 in a Monday night NFC showdown at Candlestick Park that quickly turned into a lopsided rout for the home team.
Late entry for tonight’s MNF matchup between the Chicago Bears (7-2) and the San Francisco 49ers (6-3-1).
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It’s the marquee Monday Night matchup of the season thus far: the 7-2 Chicago Bears, led by quarterback Jay Cutler, travelling to San Francisco to take on the 6-2-1 host 49ers, led by quarterback Alex Smith.
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According to ESPN’;s Chris Mortensen, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will appeal the one game suspension that the NFL handed him for his helmet-to-helmet hit during last night’s game against the Steelers.
Ed Reed’s appeal on 1-game suspension could be overturned or financial penalty could be reduced. Game check of $423,529 is a bit steep.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport)...