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Are the 49ers Trying to Keep Alex Smith from the Cardinals?

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Are the 49ers Trying to Keep Alex Smith from the Cardinals?
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Two years ago this summer, the Cardinals traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick to the Eagles for backup quarterback Kevin Kolb. Injuries, inconsistency and horribly misjudging Kolb's talent have all conspired against Arizona, an outfit that won five games in 2012. Bruce Arians, fresh off Coach of the Year honors, has replaced Ken Whisenhunt but he inherits the same problem that got Whisenhunt fired in the first place: since 2009, when Kurt Warner retired, the Cards haven't been able to find a viable replacement. Which becomes Job No. 1 for Arians this offseason.

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