Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/23/12
Questionable. That's the latest, if not final, word on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback controversy over whether Alex Smith or Colin Kaepernick will start In New Orleans on Sunday. Smith, sidelined with a concussion in the November 11 game against St. Louis, was still listed as questionable on the official injury report Friday, just before head coach Jim Harbaugh made his own questionable announcement on the issue. Harbaugh said he chooses not to name a starter in order to maintain a "competitive advantage." Harbaugh admitted that Smith still had not yet passed the impact test prerequisite to play in a game, but said that the eighth-year veteran has felt no concussion symptoms and has looked sharp in practice. The 49ers web site offered this interpretation: "What the 49ers coach is saying is that his veteran quarterback is close to being cleared to return to action. Smith passed his final contact test on Friday and will be officially cleared for contact by the team's Medi...
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