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Per ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning Show, San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith will not play Monday night versus the Chicago Bears: “This just in: Chris Mortenson, “Alex Smith will not play tonight against the Bears. He was unable to get clearance from a neurologist one week after suffering a concussion according to sources. Colin Kaepernick will start in Smith’s place in a game that will also feature Jason Campbell because Jay Cutler has also been declared out. So, no Alex Smith and no Jay Cutler in tonight’s huge game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football” Alex Smith and Jay Cutler both suffered concussion in each team’s respective games last week. Smith was injured on a scramble in which he turned his back late as he began a slide. Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar hit Smith hard in the neck area. Smith stayed in the game briefly before being ruled out. Cutler was hit by Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins on a pass in which Cutler stepped up into the pocket and crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing the ball downfield (illegal forward pass). The Bears will bring considerably more experience into the game with their backup, since Campbell has 70 NFL starts. For his career, Campbell has thrown for 14,511 yards with 60.8% accuracy, 6.75 yards per attempt, with 74 touchdowns, 50 interceptions, and a passer rating of 82.6. Kaepernick, a second year player. has played in nine games and accounted for 241 yards with 61.3% accuracy, 7.77 yards per attempt, 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 86.6. Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Shane Richardson @Shaner021The post Mike and Mike: Alex Smith OUT versus the Bears appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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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...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Smith suffered a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.
He still hasn't been cleared to play by doctors, and the 49ers (6-2-1) might not get a final verdict on his status until hours before Monday's NFC showdown...
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to return to the starting line up this Monday against the Bears.
The team has been cautious regarding Smith’s recent concussion that he suffered last weekend when on a 4th-and-1 quarterback sneak. Smith was reportedly dealing with ”blurred vision” during the game.
Smith has been shown...
Even as Alex Smith takes the first snap for the 49ers Monday night in Chicago, the debate over who should be the starting quarterback is far from over. In fact, that is not even the big question for a team that wants more than a mere starter. What the 49ers are seeking is the next franchise quarterback. Following a week where a concussion led to discussion, if not controversy...
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).
Marred as the ‘Backup Bowl’, the headlines for tonight’s game are focused on concussed QB’s, rather than a defensive battle of epic proportions.
Early this morning, Alex Smith was ruled out of action, due to the concussion he suffered last week against St. Louis...
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You have to lean forward.
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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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