• 49ers need depth on defensive line

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 25, 2013
    In their first 13 1/2 games, the 49ers' defense allowed an average of about three points per quarter. The San Francisco 49ers are involved in talks to trade quarterback Alex Smith and believe they're going to be able to make a deal, league sources say. The 49ers got a harrowing peek into the future when the All-Pro defensive tackle was injured early in the third quarter of a 41-34 win at New England, missed the final two regular-season games and returned for three postseason games sporting a bulky brace on his left arm. Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick, lost his starting job to Colin Kaepernick in November while sitting out with a concussion but was professional at every turn and continued to mentor his replacement.
    Source: sfgate.com
    • Setting a price for 49ers' Alex Smith

      Recent updates regarding Alex Smith's trade status do not include a couple key details: which team would acquire the San Francisco 49ers quarterback and at what price. The Kansas City Chiefs have been mentioned consistently as a potential trade partner.…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Sources: 49ers confident they can trade Smith

      The San Francisco 49ers are involved in talks to trade quarterback Alex Smith and believe they're going to be able to make a deal, league sources say.
      Source: ESPN.com

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