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Kaepernick Seizes Lead in 49ers' Derby

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On the same day he declined to publicly name a starting quarterback, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh informed incumbent Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick would get the nod Sunday at New Orleans, a source told SI.com.

"I'm going with Kaepernick," Harbaugh told Smith per the source. "Alex, I'm sorry."

Smith sat out Monday's 32-7 win over the Bears because of complications from a ...

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