Smith Stays Ready Behind Kaepernick

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Smith Stays Ready Behind Kaepernick
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SANTA CLARA -- A year ago, quarterback Alex Smith was the story as the 49ers prepared for the playoffs. This time, Smith is far in the background as second-year player Colin Kaepernick's eighth NFL start comes Saturday night when the 49ers play an NFC divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park.

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