The San Francisco 49ers displayed solid defense while uncovering some depth behind Colin Kaepernick.
Here are five positions fans should keep an eye on during tonight's 49ers preseason game at Kansas City.
Without realizing it, Michael Crabtree took a shot at Alex Smith when he said his current quarterback trusts him more.
The 49ers have reportedly traded quarterback Alex Smith to the Chiefs in exchange for draft picks in this year's and next year's draft.
The Alex Smith era in San Francisco is likely to end on March 12 when NFL teams can start making trades.
Sorry Alex Smith fans, but Jim Harbaugh isn't going back to your boy unless he has no option.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh announced he is sticking with the hot hand: Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday against the Rams.
Hey Jim Harbaugh: You have one starting quarterback. His name is Colin Kaepernick. Make it official and stop all this drama.
The 49ers should give concussed Alex Smith some more time to rest — like the rest of the season.
Alex Smith was not able to pass tests administered by a neurologist and will not be allowed to play against Chicago.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was absent from Thursday practice after being taken to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat.
Niners QB Alex Smith was cleared by a neurologist to resume non-contact practice, but evaded questions about playing Monday night.
As early as Wednesday of last week, I already had a feeling that Sunday afternoon's game was going to be a little weird.
Word up to Alex Smith: Coach Boch' has your back. The Giants skipper sported a 49ers cap during his morning presser.
49ers QB Alex Smith wants to show support for the Giants' playoff run. But the NFL won't let him anymore.
The 49ers passed their first test with flying colors, sending the Packers packing at home in a 30-22 win.
We'd like to pay tribute to 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's ability to turn any hum-drum press conference into sports-news gold.
Head coaches should be bragging about their QBs. If they aren't, they should be starting someone else.
When it comes to quarterback in the NFL, so much comes down to "what have you done for me lately?"
Comments from the 49ers QB about Carolina Panthers' signal-caller Cam Newton have blown up on Twitter and beyond.
It's time for Alex Smith to build on last year's success. Anything less will be considered a failure.
High school girls should have been lining up this past week to take pouty-teen lessons from the Niners QB.
Without Alex Smith, the 49ers' options are murky at best. They could always call the Broncos and ask about some kid named Tebow.
Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching! That's Alex Smith's new ringtone, because he's about to get paid.
49er fans, spare Kyle Williams. Instead, aim your venom at Alex Smith, who reverted to his old form late in the game.
In a game that 49ers fans will never forget, Alex Smith propelled the 49ers over the Saints with two late 4th quarter touchdown drives.
The 49ers quarterback has traded some extra protection for a clearer view of the field.
Is Alex Smith having a breakout year worthy of a top-ranked quarterback? Or is he just a now-better player on a now-better team?
Unless Alex Smith joined the Professional Bowlers Association, he is not a Pro Bowler. Sorry Jimbo, but it's the truth.
Wait wait wait, hold the phone. No Big Ben or James Harrison? Shut. The front. Door ... Are you serious?!?
Alex Smith is going to have to step up his game down the stretch if the 49ers hope to win a game in the playoffs.
By pressuring Alex Smith all night, the Ravens may have drawn up the perfect game plan to beat the 49ers.
Coming off a shoulder injury in 2010, Alex Smith is having solid season and people are starting to take notice.
The San Francisco 49ers are 8-1. Wrap your head around that. The Niners' stingy defense stopped a late comeback attempt by the New York Giants and held on for an impressive 27-20 win.
NFL Coaches praise their players every week. And usually, it's warranted. But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh may have just made the rare exception.
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